This text provides a fresh, accessible introduction to humanmetabolism that shows how the physiological actions of selectedorgans can be explained by their particular biochemicalprocesses.
Focusing on metabolic integration, rather than pathways, thisbook opens with three introductory chapters that explore theprinciples of metabolism and its control before moving onto'themed' chapters that investigate liver, communicationsystems (endocrine and neurological), blood and vascular system,muscle and adipose tissue and renal biochemistry.
Targeted at non-biochemistry majors who need to get to gripswith key biochemical concepts and ideas, this textbook is anessential guide for all undergraduate biomedical science, sportsscience, nutrition and other allied health students.
* A fresh, accessible primer that adopts a unique, organ-systembased approach to human metabolism.
* Assumes only a basic understanding of chemistry.
* Chapters are arranged specifically to enable readers to graspkey concepts and to aid understanding.
* Some chapters include 'Case Notes, illustrating keyaspects of metabolism in cells, tissues and organs.