Now fully revised, this acclaimed textbook efficiently links basic biochemistry with the day-to-day practice of medicine. You will learn basic science concepts and see them illustrated by clinical cases that describe patients you will likely encounter in your clinical training. You will also learn about the use of laboratory tests to diagnose and monitor the most important conditions. Brought to you in a thorough yet accessible manner, this new edition of Medical Biochemistry highlights the latest developments in regulatory and molecular biology, signal transduction, biochemistry and biomarkers of chronic disease, and bioinformatics and the ‘–omics’. It highlights the most important global medical issues: diabetes mellitus, obesity and malnutrition, cancer and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and addresses the role of nutrition and exercise in medicine. Featuring a team of expert contributors that includes investigators involved in cutting-edge research as well as experienced clinicians, this book offers a unique combination of research and clinical practice tailored to today’s integrated courses. Read organ-focused chapters addressing the biochemistry of the bone, kidney, liver, lungs and muscle; and system-focused ones addressing the biochemistry of the immune and endocrine systems, neurochemistry and neurotransmission, and cancer
For nearly 30 years, Principles of Medical Biochemistry has integrated medical biochemistry with molecular genetics, cell biology, and genetics to provide complete yet concise coverage that links biochemistry with clinical medicine. The 4th Edition of this award-winning text by Drs. Gerhard Meisenberg and William H. Simmons has been fully updated with new clinical examples, expanded coverage of recent changes in the field, and many new case studies online. A highly visual format helps readers retain complex information, and USMLE-style questions (in print and online) assist with exam preparation. Just the right amount of detail on biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics – in one easy-to-digest textbook. Full-color illustrations and tables throughout help students master challenging concepts more easily. Online case studies serve as a self-assessment and review tool before exams. Online access includes nearly 150 USMLE-style questions in addition to the questions that are in the book. Glossary of technical terms. Clinical Boxes and Clinical Content demonstrate the integration of basic sciences and clinical applications, helping readers make connections between the two. New clinical examples have been added throughout the text.
The eighth edition of Textbook of Medical Biochemistry provides a concise, comprehensive overview of biochemistry, with a clinical approach to understand disease processes. Beginning with an introduction to cell biology, the book continues with an analysis of biomolecule chemistry, molecular biology and metabolism, as well as chapters on diet and nutrition, biochemistry of cancer and AIDS, and environmental biochemistry. Each chapter includes numerous images, multiple choice and essay-style questions, as well as highlighted text to help students remember the key points.
This Revised Edition Is Thoroughly Updated With Chapter Summaries And Questions Included At The End Of Each Chapter. Topics Such As Biostatistics, Metabolism In Starvation, And Alchoholism Are Extensively Covered. New Chapters On Clinical Biochemistry, Immunology And Environmental Pollutants Have Been Added.
The third edition of the book is thoroughly updated and presented in a new two-colour format. The book presents a detailed and authoritative exposition of the basic principles and applications of biochemistry. It focuses primarily on clarity of the fundamental concepts and explains them according to the need of undergraduate medical students. The organization of content in this book is such that it provides the reader with a logical sequence of events that aids learning. More emphasis in this edition is to systemize presentation and make reading soothing and pleasurable by deleting redundant details, adding new text and figures, improvement of earlier figures, supplementing text with easy to comprehend flowcharts, without changing basic framework of the book. Each chapter ends with clinical cases and the related questions, which evokes yet another method of active learning rather than didactic methods of imparting knowledge. Key points have been highlighted and boxed at the end of each topic for quick revision of the core concepts. This book comes with a free companion website which contains self-assessment exercises, detailed case discussions related to the clinical cases given inside the book, glossary and various other features for enhanced learning.
Thoroughly updated and in a new two-color format, this well- respected text presents the fundamentals of biochemistry and related topics to students pursuing a one- or two-semester course in pre-med biochemistry or medical programs. The second edition is equally applicable to other health-related fields such as clinical chemistry, medical technology or pharmacology. Medical Biochemistry, Fourth Edition, focuses on the foundations and clinically relevant applications of normal human biochemistry and pathology. Abundantly illustrated with four-color plates. Revised chapters on molecular biology reflect the latest research in the field Two color throughout with four color plates Reference quality appendices include practical information on clinical lab parameters used to diagnose a range of diseases
This core textbook helps medical students bridge the gap between biochemistry, physiology, and clinical care. The strength of Mark's Basic Medical Biochemistry is that it starts with the patient—the metabolic and nutritional needs of the human body (easy for students to understand)—as opposed to explanations of complex chemical theory. Mark's Basic empahsizes clinical correlations throughout the text and links biochemical concepts to physiology and pathophysiology, using patient vignettes as the context. These specific and memorable mock patient cases are followed throughout the chapter to pose questions, illustrate core concepts, and help students remember and apply biochemical priniciples within the context of clinical practice.
Medical Biochemistry at a Glance provides a concise and accessible introduction to this complex subject and a revision aid for medical students. Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear tables and diagrams encapsulating all the students need to know. This new edition of Medical Biochemistry at a Glance: Has been completely re-organised, revised and updated Is written by the author of the hugely successful Metabolism at a Glance Contains a second colour throughout to enhance the visual appeal, making the subject even easier to understand Presents line drawings and biochemical pathways on the left page and concise explanations of the right, providing a user-friendly overview of medical biochemistry Condenses medical biochemistry into 60 digestible double-page spreads Medical Biochemistry at a Glance will appeal to medical students in the early years of their course, and those revising for final exams. The book is also suitable for biological science and biochemistry students.
Medical Biochemistry is supported by over forty years of teaching experience, providing coverage of basic biochemical concepts, including the structure and physical and chemical properties of hydrocarbons, lipids, proteins, and nucleotides in a straightforward and easy to comprehend language. The book develops these concepts into the more complex aspects of biochemistry using a systems approach, dedicating chapters to the integral study of biological phenomena, including particular aspects of metabolism in some organs and tissues, and the biochemical bases of endocrinology, immunity, vitamins, hemostasis, and apoptosis. Integrates basic biochemistry principles with molecular biology and molecular physiology Provides translational relevance to basic biochemical concepts though medical and physiological examples Utilizes a systems approach to understanding biological phenomena
This book is an excellent amalgamation of teaching-learning. It attempts at exposing the students to the ideal answers to questions often asked. The questions not only test the knowledge but also incorporate the clinical/ applied aspects of Biochemistry which are so important to help the students to think out of the box. Major principles are spelt out and questioned. Further, this book also incorporates the vertical integration of Biochemistry curriculum, which is needed to be implemented to help the practising doctor to correlate all aspects of Biochemistry. The fact that a lot of laboratory know how is essential for the budding doctor has been tackled by introducing a chapter on Clinical Biochemistry laboratory. Besides, what to expect as far as the biochemistry analytes are concerned when seeing the patients is also broached. Thus, this book is an excellent amalgamation of the old and new. Principles in Biochemistry are explained and how they are used for patient care is elaborated. We are sure the book will stand in good stead throughout the years of the undergraduate career of the budding doctors.
Medical Biochemistry - An Illustrated Review - for success in the classroom and on the USMLE! High-yield, biochemical principles presented in a concise, easy-to-understand format with supporting summary tables 200+ full-color illustrations of biochemical pathways that highlight associated disorders and drug targets 400+ color-coded boxes that connect biochemical concepts with other basic sciences and clinical conditions 400 factual and USMLE-style questions with full explanations online
This edition is an indispensable book for undergraduate medical students. It is also useful for dental, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and pharmacy students. About the Author : - Dr. (Mrs) Sucheta P. Dandekar is a distinguished teacher and research guide, actively engaged in reproductive biochemistry. She has long been associated with Medical Education Technology Cell at Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai and is involved in developing effective methods of teaching on medical education. She has been an examiner at several universities.
This text uses a case-study approach to present the fundamentals of biochemistry and molecular biology in the context of human disease to students who will be involved in patient care. The 32 cases, carefully selected to cover common diseases and important principles, are supplemented by clinical descriptions of each disease and a comprehensive discussion of the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms and associated enzymatic and chemical alterations in tissues and body fluids. The Second Edition differs from its predecessor in several respects. It features seven new chapters on diseases not covered before. The Biochemical Perspectives section of each chapter has been expanded to include pertinent information on the molecular biology of each disease. More chapters are written by authors from outside the U.S., and Dr. Glew has a new co-editor. The diseases covered include those caused by viruses (hepatitis B, HIV), microorganisms (diphtheria), environmental toxins (e.g. lead), cardiovascular abnormalities (myocardial infarction), genetic mutations (hereditary spherocytosis, Gaucher disease, sickle-cell anemia, chronic granulomatous disease), endocrine system disorders (hypertension, Cushing's syndrome), and nutritional deficiencies (rickets). Chapters follow a consistent format. A detailed case report describes the history, pertinent clinical laboratory data, histological findings, and physical characteristics. It is followed by a diagnosis section, which covers biochemical structures and the formulae of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, and describes the definitive method for confirming diagnosis. A discussion of molecular perspectives provides a detailed account of the normal processes and reactions pertaining to the case, along with the mechanism of the disease. The therapy is summarized and the likely prognosis is outlined. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and a brief bibliography listing informative reviews and key publications. This text is intended for medical schools where biochemistry is taught though the study of actual clinical cases, and will be useful to medical students, graduate students in the biomedical sciences, and practicing physians taking refresher courses.
Author: Andrea T. da Poian,Miguel A. R. B. Castanho
This book covers in detail the mechanisms for how energy is managed in the human body. The basic principles that elucidate the reactivity and physical interactions of matter are addressed and quantified with simple approaches. Three-dimensional representations of molecules are presented throughout the book so molecules can be viewed as unique entities in their shape and function. The book is focused on the molecular mechanisms of cellular processes in the context of human physiological situations such as fasting, feeding and physical exercise, in which metabolic regulation is highlighted. Furthermore the book uses key historical experiments that opened up new concepts in Biochemistry to further illustrate how the human body functions at molecular level, helping students to appreciate how scientific knowledge emerges. This book also: · Elucidates the foundations of the molecular events of life “p>· Uses key historical experiments that opened up new concepts in Biochemistry to further illustrate how the human body functions at molecular level, helping students to appreciate how scientific knowledge emerges · Provides realistic representations of molecules throughout the book Advance Praise for Integrative Human Biochemistry “This textbook provides a modern and integrative perspective of human biochemistry and will be a faithful companion to health science students following curricula in which this discipline is addressed. This textbook will be a most useful tool for the teaching community.” –Joan Guinovart Director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, Spain President-elect of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, IUBMB
This textbook ‘Biochemistry’ has become one of the most preferred text books (in India and many other countries) for the students as well as teachers in medical, biological and other allied sciences. The book has undergone three editions, several reprints, and revised reprints in a span of 13 years. There are many biochemistry textbooks in the market. Some of them are purely basic while others are applied, and there are very few books which cover both these aspects together. For this reason, the students learning biochemistry in their undergraduate courses have to depend on multiple books to acquire a sound knowledge of the subject. This book, ‘Biochemistry’ is unique with a simultaneous and equal emphasis on basic and applied aspects of biochemistry. This textbook offers an integration of medical and pure sciences, comprehensively written to meet the curriculum requirements of undergraduate courses in medical, dental, pharmacy, life-sciences and other categories (agriculture, veterinary, etc.). This book is designed to develop in students a sustained interest and enthusiasm to learn and develop the concepts in biochemistry in a logical and stepwise manner. It incorporates a variety of pedagogic aids, besides colour illustrations to help the students understand the subject quickly and to the maximum. The summary and biomedical/clinical concepts are intended for a rapid absorption and assimilation of the facts and concepts in biochemistry. The self-assessment exercises will stimulate the students to think rather than merely learn the subject. In addition, these exercises (essays, short notes, fill in the blanks, multiple choice questions) set at different difficulty levels, will cater to the needs of all the categories of learners. New to This Edition The book offers an integration of medical and pure sciences, and is comprehensively written, revised and updated to meet the curriculum requirements of Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Veterinary, Biotechnology, Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences, and others studying Biochemistry as one of the subjects. It is the first text book on Biochemistry in English with multi-colour illustrations by an author from Asia. The use of multicolours is for a clearer understanding of the complicated biochemical reactions. It is written in a lucid style with the subject being presented as an engaging story growing from elementary information to the most recent advances, and with theoretical discussions being supplemented with illustrations, flowcharts, and tables for easy understanding of Biochemistry. It has each chapter beginning with a four-line verse followed by the text, biomedical concepts, a summary, and self-assessment exercises. The lively illustrations and text with appropriate headings and sub-headings in bold type faces facilitate reading path clarity and quick recall. It provides the most recent and essential information on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Diabetes, Cancer, Free Radicals, Free radicals and Antioxidants, Prostaglandins, etc. It describes a wide variety of case studies and biochemical correlations and several newer biomedical aspects- Metabolic syndrome, Therapeutic diets, Atkins diet, Trans fatty acids, Epigenetics, Nutrigenomics, Recombinant ribozymes, Membrane transport disorders, Pleural fluid etc. It contains the basics (Bioorganic and Biophysical Chemistry, Tools of Biochemistry, Immunology, and Genetics) for beginners to learn easily Biochemistry, origins of biochemical words, confusables in Biochemistry, principles of Practical Biochemistry, and Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory.
Human Biochemistry includes clinical case studies and applications that are useful to medical, dentistry and pharmacy students. It enables users to practice for future careers as both clinicians and researchers. The book also provides extensive online support for students to assist with further understanding and comprehension of advanced concepts, including sample questions that will help them prepare for medical exams. In addition, instructor’s ancillaries include PowerPoint presentations and testbanks. Offering immediate application of biochemical principles into clinical terms in an updated way, this book is the unparalleled textbook for medical biochemistry courses in medical, dental and pharmacy programs. Offers immediate application of biochemical principles into clinical terms in an updated way Contains coverage of the most current research in medical biochemistry Presents the first solution designed to reflect the needs of both research oriented and clinically oriented medical students