Functional Biochemistry in Health and Disease provides aclear and straightforward account of the biochemistry that isnecessary to understand the physiological functions of tissues ororgans essential to the life of human beings. Focusing on thedynamic aspects of biochemistry and its application to the basicfunctions of the body, the book bridges the gap betweenbiochemistry and medical practice.
Carefully structured within five sections, each biochemical,physiological or medical subject that is covered in the book ispresented in one complete chapter. Consequently, each subject canbe read and studied in isolation although cross-sectional linksbetween the subjects are included where necessary. Backgroundmaterial, both biochemical and medical, that is necessary for anunderstanding of the subject, is included at the start of eachchapter and clear, relevant diagrams enhance students'understanding. * Focuses on medically relevant aspects of biochemistry writtenfrom a physiological rather than a chemical perspective. * Clear presentation that minimises the use of jargon. * Each chapter contains boxes on related topics, relevantdiagrams and a brief glossary. * Coverage includes athletic performance, apoptosis and theimmune system. * Key historical developments are included to show how modernbiochemistry has evolved.
By linking biochemistry, medical education and clinical practicethis book will prove invaluable to students in medical and healthsciences, biomedical science and human biology taking anintroductory biochemistry course. In addition it will appeal tobiochemistry and biology students interested in clinicalapplications of biochemistry.