Table of Contents

Biomechanical investigations in clinical medicine.
Water, sodium and potassium.
Hydrogen ion homeostasis and blood gases.
The kidneys.
The liver.
The gastrointestinal tract.
The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland.
The adrenal glands.
The thyroid gland.
The gonads.
Disorders of carbohydrate metabolism.
Calcium, phosphate, and magnesium.
Plasma proteins and enzymes.
Lipids, lipoproteins, and cardiovascular disease.
The locomotor and nervous systems.
Inherited metabolic diseases.
Disorders of haemoproteins, porphyrins and iron.
Metabolic aspects of malignant disease.
Therapeutic drug monitoring and chemical aspects of toxicology.
Clinical nutrition.
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