Electrolytes and Blood Gases

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Chapter 28 Electrolytes and Blood Gases Mitchell G. Scott, Ph.D., Vicky A. LeGrys, Ph.D., Dr.A., M.T.(A.S.C.P.), C.L.S.(N.C.A.) and Joshua L. Hood, M.D., Ph.D. Maintenance of water homeostasis is paramount to…

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Enzyme and Rate Analyses

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Chapter 15 Enzyme and Rate Analyses Renze Bais, Ph.D., A.R.C.P.A. and Mauro Panteghini, M.D.* Enzymes are proteins with catalytic properties; clinical enzymology is the application of the science of enzymes…

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Electrochemistry and Chemical Sensors

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Chapter 11 Electrochemistry and Chemical Sensors Paul D’Orazio, Ph.D. and Mark E. Meyerhoff, Ph.D.* Electrochemical and optical sensors (and associated biosensors) are firmly established in clinical analysis systems. Sensors for…

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Bone and Mineral Metabolism

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Chapter 52 Bone and Mineral Metabolism Juha Risteli, M.D., Ph.D., F.E.B.M.B., William E. Winter, M.D., Michael Kleerekoper, M.D., F.A.C.B., M.A.C.E. and Leila Risteli, M.D., Ph.D., M.A., F.E.B.M.B.* The skeletal system…

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Catecholamines and Serotonin

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Chapter 30 Catecholamines and Serotonin Graeme Eisenhofer, Ph.D., Ronald J. Whitley, Ph.D., D.A.B.C.C. and Thomas G. Rosano, Ph.D., D.A.B.C.C, D.A.B.F.T. Catecholamines and serotonin are biogenic amines that serve as transmitters…

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Kidney Disease

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Chapter 48 Kidney Disease Michael P. Delaney, B.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.P., Christopher P. Price, Ph.D., F.R.S.C., F.R.C.Path. and Edmund J. Lamb, Ph.D., F.R.C.Path.* The kidneys play a central role in the…

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