Medical Biochemistry: The Big Picture

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Date

March 9, 2012

Format

Paperback, 418 pages

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ISBN

0071637915 / 9780071637916

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68.00



Overview


Main description

Get the BIG PICTURE of Medical Biochemistry – and target what you really need to know to ace the course exams and the USMLE Step 1

300 FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS

Medical Biochemistry: The Big Picture is a unique biochemistry review that focuses on the medically applicable concepts and techniques that form the underpinnings of the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of medical conditions. Those preparing for the USMLE, residents, as well as clinicians who desire a better understanding of the biochemistry behind a particular pathology will find this book to be an essential reference. Featuring succinct, to-the-point text, more than 300 full-color illustrations, and a variety of learning aids, Medical Biochemistry: The Big Picture is designed to make complex concepts understandable in the shortest amount of time possible.

This full-color combination text and atlas features:

  • Progressive chapters that allow you to build upon what you’ve learned in a logical, effective manner
  • Chapter Overviews that orient you to the important concepts covered in that chapter
  • Numerous tables and illustrations that clarify and encapsulate the text
  • Sidebars covering a particular disease or treatment add clinical relevance to topic discussed
  • Essay-type review questions at the end of each chapter allow you to assess your comprehension of the major topics
  • USMLE-style review questions at the end of each section
  • Three appendices, including examples of biochemically based diseases, a review of basic biochemical techniques, and a review of organic chemistry/biochemistry


Table of contents

Section I: The Basic Molecules of Life
Chapter 1. Amino Acids and Proteins
Chapter 2. Carbohydrates
Chapter 3. Lipids
Chapter 4. Nucleosides, Nucleotides, DNA, and RNA
Section I: Integrated USMLE-Style Questions and Answers
Section II: Functional Biochemistry
Chapter 5. Enzymes and Amino Acid/Protein Metabolism
Chapter 6. Carbohydrate Metabolism
Chapter 7. Lipid Metabolism
Chapter 8. Membranes
Chapter 9. DNA/RNA Function and Protein Synthesis
Section II: Integrated USMLE-Style Questions and Answers
Section III: Applied Biochemistry
Chapter 10. Metabolism and Vitamins/Minerals
Chapter 11. The Digestive System
Chapter 12. Muscles and Motility
Chapter 13. Connective Tissue and Bone
Chapter 14. Blood
Chapter 15. The Immune System
Chapter 16. The Cardiovascular System
Chapter 17. The Respiratory System
Chapter 18. The Urinary System
Chapter 19. The Nervous System
Chapter 20. The Reproductive System
Section III: Integrated USMLE-Style Questions and Answers
Section IV: Appendices
Appendix I: Biochemical Basis of Diseases
Appendix II: Biochemical Methods
Appendix III: Organic Chemistry Primer
Index


Author comments

Lee W. Janson, Ph.D., M.D.
Family/General Practice, Emergency and Flight Medicine Physician, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Marc E. Tischler, Ph.D
Professor of Biochemistry and Physiology and Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona





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