1st Edition

Clinical Chemistry




ISBN 9780815365105
Published September 9, 2016 by Garland Science
592 Pages - 308 Color Illustrations

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Clinical Chemistry is a comprehensive textbook covering the area of medical science variously known as chemical pathology, clinical chemistry, medical biochemistry and clinical biochemistry. The biochemical processes and physiological interrelationships, of tissues, organs and molecules are discussed in the context of disease processes and related to the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of disease. Also included are analytical processes, such as immunoassay, and how these relate to clinical practice. Although the emphasis of this book is clinical biochemistry, some chapters include sections on haematology, radiology and microbiology where this helps in the understanding of disease processes. The increasing use of the techniques of molecular biology and genetics in the investigation of disease is acknowledged also by appropriate inclusion of these disciplines in a number of chapters. Standard International (SI) units of measurement are used throughout, but for tests where non-SI units are in common use as well as SI units both sets of units are quoted.

Table of Contents

1. Laboratory Medicine—An Introduction
2. Glucose
3. Liver
4. Kidney
5. Sodium and Water
6. Potassium
7. Acid—Base Disorders
8. Hypertension
9. Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphate
10. Iron
11. Endocrine Tissues
12. Pregnancy
13. Muscle
14. Gastrointestinal Tract
15. Cerebrospinal Fluid and the Nervous System
16. Heme Biosynthesis and Porphyrias
17. Uric Acid and Purine Metabolism
18. Plasma Lipids and Lipoproteins
19. Disorders of Immunoglobulins and Complement
20. Tumor Markers
21. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
22. Poisons and Drugs Of Abuse
23. Inborn Errors of Metabolism
24. Vitamins, Essential Fatty Acids, and Trace Elements
25. Clinical Chemistry in the Acutely Ill Patient

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