Whether you are following a problem-based, an integrated, or a more traditional medical course, clinical biochemistry is often viewed as one of the more challenging subjects to grasp. What you need is a single resource that not only explains the biochemical underpinnings of metabolic medicine, but also integrates laboratory findings with clinical p

chapter 2|30 pages

Water and sodium

chapter 3|23 pages

The kidneys

chapter 4|24 pages

Acid–base disturbances

chapter 5|12 pages


chapter 6|21 pages

Calcium, phosphate and magnesium

chapter 7|13 pages

The hypothalamus and pituitary gland

chapter 8|17 pages

The adrenal cortex

chapter 9|11 pages

The reproductive system

chapter 10|7 pages

Pregnancy and infertility

chapter 11|12 pages

Thyroid function

chapter 12|24 pages

Carbohydrate metabolism

chapter 13|16 pages

Plasma lipids and lipoproteins

chapter 14|8 pages


chapter 15|11 pages

Vitamins, trace elements and metals

chapter 16|17 pages

The gastrointestinal tract

chapter 17|18 pages

Liver disorders and gallstones

chapter 19|21 pages

Proteins in plasma and urine

chapter 20|7 pages

Purine and urate metabolism

chapter 22|7 pages

Cardiovascular disease

chapter 23|6 pages

Cerebrospinal, pleural and ascitic fluids

chapter 24|9 pages

Metabolic effects of tumours

chapter 25|11 pages

Therapeutic drug monitoring and poisoning

chapter 26|13 pages

Clinical biochemistry at the extremes of age

chapter 27|13 pages

Inborn errors of metabolism

chapter 30|3 pages

Point-of-care testing