Principles of Applied Clinical Chemistry Chemical Background and Medical Applications

Volume 1: Maintenance of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

  • Samuel Natelson
  • Ethan A. Natelson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Samuel Natelson, Ethan A. Natelson
      Pages 1-3
  3. Body Fluids and Electrolytes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Samuel Natelson, Ethan A. Natelson
      Pages 7-12
    3. Samuel Natelson, Ethan A. Natelson
      Pages 13-29
    4. Samuel Natelson, Ethan A. Natelson
      Pages 31-66
    5. Samuel Natelson, Ethan A. Natelson
      Pages 67-91
    6. Samuel Natelson, Ethan A. Natelson
      Pages 93-108
    7. Samuel Natelson, Ethan A. Natelson
      Pages 213-246
    8. Samuel Natelson, Ethan A. Natelson
      Pages 247-282
  4. The Kidney and Sweat Glands in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Samuel Natelson, Ethan A. Natelson
      Pages 285-355
    3. Samuel Natelson, Ethan A. Natelson
      Pages 357-369
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 371-393

About this book

Introduction

"Clinical Chemistry encompasses the study of the fundamental princi­ ples of chemistry as applied to an understanding of the functioning of the human organism in health and disease." 1 From its very definition, clinical chemistry is an applied science. Its scope includes the following: I. Studies designed to elucidate the chemical mechanisms whereby the human normally functions. 2. The application of this information to an understanding of the disease process in the human. 3. The development of methodology and instrumentation in order to facilitate data gathering so as to apply the above principles to the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the human. This book is an attempt to organize the information gathered relative to points I and 2 into a logical sequence so as to define the areas oj learning encompassed by the science oj clinical chemistry. It is constructed around the subject which is the target of this science, namely the human. The material is presented from the point of view of the clinical chemist, but since it is impossible to discuss a mechanism adequately without visualizing its parts, some schematic anatomical drawings are included to simplify the discussion of responses to chemical challenges. The book is partly a curriculum which has been worked out by the authors for the training of clinical chemists and clinical pathologists. It should also be useful for the training of medical technologists.

Keywords

Calcitonin Hormone Parathormon Vitamin D clinical chemistry drugs health information science

Authors and affiliations

  • Samuel Natelson
    • 1
  • Ethan A. Natelson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryMichael Reese Hospital and Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Baylor College of Medicine Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-2745-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-2747-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-2745-5
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