In his first highly successful book, Learning Biochemistry: 100 Case–Oriented Problems, leading educator Richard F. Ludueña provided a series of problems requiring students to perform library research as well as to speculate using their own knowledge and problem–solving skills in order to find the answers. The questions were designed to demonstrate the relevance of biochemistry to clinical medicine, to show that many diseases have a biological foundation, and to emphasize that understanding that foundation helps the student to understand the disease.
This sequel, Learning More Biochemistry: 100 New Case–Oriented Problems, contains an entirely new set of problems based on the latest literature, including problems associated with rare diseases, the brain and the nervous system, biochemistry of kidney function, microbial infections, cancer, and aging. Basic topics from the earlier volume have been retained, and new topics have been introduced that illustrate diseases commonly seen by clinicians. Reflecting the increased use of the problem–oriented approach in medical education, this book presents problems that are both challenging and rewarding.
Problems cover the full range of topics, including:
∗ The blood
∗ The immune system
∗ The muscles
∗ Skin and hair
∗ Eyes and ears
∗ Bones and cartilage
Instructors and students of biochemistry in medical school and graduate school will find Learning More Biochemistry: 100 New Case–Oriented Problems a vital teaching and learning tool, a practical resource for future study, and a useful companion to medical course syllabi and textbooks.
Carbohydrate Metabolism: Problems 4 and 5.
Amino Acid Metabolism: Problem 6.
Vitamins: Problems 7–9.
Minerals: Problems 10–15.
Hormones: Problems 16–20.
The Blood: Problems 21–26.
The Immune System: Problems 27–30.
Infections: Problems 31–33.
The Muscles: Problems 34–39.
Skin and Hair: Problems 40–49.
Eyes and Ears: Problems 50–56.
The Kidney: Problems 57–61.
Bones and Cartilage: Problems 62–69.
The Gonads: Problems 70 and 71.
The Brain and the Nervous System: Problems 72–89.
Cancer: Problems 90–99.
Aging: Problem 100.