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A Textbook of Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology

D.Pharmacy (Second Year)

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  • ISBN: 9789395596350
  • Published : August 2023
  • Book Language : English
  • Edition : First
  • Format : Paperback
  • Pages : 148
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D.Pharmacy (Second Year)
A Textbook of Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology

Biochemistry is considered to be one of the important subjects of D. Pharmacy. The book is student-friendly because it is written in an understandable way, covering the entire syllabus prescribed by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), including the recent advances. The matter is presented in such a way as to avoid confusion and to make the reading of the book a pleasurable experience. The lucid language of the book would facilitate quick revision.
The key feature of this book includes a simple and holistic approach with illustrations and tables.
In spite of sincere attempt to make the book a comprehensive one, there may be some gaps, imperfections and mistakes. Readers are requested to give the feedback in the form of remarks and suggestions, which will be accepted sportively for the improvement of next edition.

1. Introduction to Biochemistry 
1. Describe scope of biochemistry in pharmacy.
2. Describe cell and its organization.

2. Carbohydrates 
1. Describe monosaccharides, structure of glucose, fructose and galactose.
2. Describe disaccharides, structures of maltose, lactose and sucrose.
3. Describe polysaccharides chemical nature of starch and glycogen.
4. Qualitative test and biological role of carbohydrates.

3. Protein 
1. Define and classify proteins based on composition and solubility with examples.
2. Define and classify amino acids based on chemical nature and nutritional requirements with example.
3. Explain structure of proteins: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary.
4. Explain qualitative tests, biological role of proteins and amino acids.
5. Explain diseases related to malnutrition of proteins.

4. Lipids 
1. Define and classify lipids with examples.
2. Explain structures and properties of triglycerides (oils and fats); classification of fatty acids based on chemical and nutritional requirement with examples.
3. Explain structure ad functions of the cholesterol in the body.
4. Explain lipoproteins and their types, composition and their functions in the body.
5. Explain qualitative tests and functions of lipids.

5. Nucleic Acid 
1. Describe definition of nucleotides, purine and pyrimidine bases.
2. Describe components of nucleotides and nucleosides with examples.
3. Describe structure of DNA (Watson and Crick Model), RNA and their functions.

6. Enzymes 
1. Definition, properties and IUB and MB classification.
2. Factors affecting enzymes, Enzyme inhibitors.
3. Therapeutic and pharmaceutical importance of enzymes.

7. Vitamins 
1. Definition and classification with examples.
2. Sources, chemical nature, functions, coenzyme form, recommended dietary requirement, deficiency disease of fat and water-soluble vitamin.

8. Metabolism 
1. Describe metabolism of carbohydrates.
2. Describe metabolism of lipids.
3. Describe metabolism of amino acids (proteins).
4. Describe biological oxidation.

9. Minerals 
1. Explain functions of minerals, deficiency diseases and recommended daily requirement.

10. Water And Electrolytes 
1. Distribution, function of water in the body, water turnover and balance.
2. Electrolyte composition of body fluids. Dietary intake of electrolytes and electrolytes balance.
3. Dehydration, Causes of dehydration and oral rehydration therapy.

11. Introduction to Biotechnology 
1. Basic source of biotechnology.
2. Modern biotechnology.

12. Organ Function Test 
1. Functions of kidney and routinely performed tests to assess the functions of kidney and their clinical significances.
2. Functions of liver and routinely performed tests to assess the functions of liver and their clinical significances.
3. Lipid profile tests and its clinical significances.

13. Introduction to Pathology of Blood and Urine 
1. Lymphocytes and Platelets, their role in health and disease.
2. Erythrocytes – Abnormal cells and their significance.
3. Normal and Abnormal constituents of Urine and their significance.


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