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ISBN 978-93-91334-47-5
Publishers R. Narain Publishers & Distributors
Author Rehan Uddin, Rohit Tripathi & Dr. Rakesh Saini
Binding Paperback
Edition 1/e
Price 220
Year 2022
Pages 192
Subject Text Book of Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology (ER2020-23T)
Weight 200 g

Table of Content

1 Introduction  to  biochemistry:  Scope of  biochemistry  in

pharmacy; Cell and  its biochemical organization.

2 Carbohydrates

   Definition,      classification        with     examples,      chemical properties

   Monosaccharides – Structure of glucose, fructose, and galactose

   Disaccharides   –  structure  of  maltose,   lactose,   and sucrose

   Polysaccharides   –   chemical   nature  of   starch  and glycogen

   Qualitative tests and  biological role of carbohydrates

3 Proteins

   Definition,     classification     of    proteins     based    on composition and  solubility with examples

   Definition,   classification   of   amino   acids   based  on chemical nature and  nutritional requirements with examples

   Structure  of  proteins  (four   levels  of  organization  of protein structure)

   Qualitative  tests and   biological  role  of  proteins  and amino acids

   Diseases related to malnutrition of proteins.

4 Lipids

   Definition, classification with examples

   Structure and  properties of triglycerides (oils and  fats)

   Fatty   acid     classification – Based                on

chemical        and      nutritional         requirements          with examples

   Structure and  functions of cholesterol in the body

   Lipoproteins  – types, composition  and  functions  in  the body

   Qualitative tests and functions of lipids

5 Nucleic acids

   Definition, purine and  pyrimidine bases

   Components       of     nucleosides      and    nucleotides     with examples

   Structure of DNA (Watson and  Crick model), RNA and their functions

6 Enzymes

   Definition, properties and  IUB and  MB classification

   Factors affecting enzyme activity

   Mechanism of action of enzymes, Enzyme inhibitors

   Therapeutic        and      pharmaceutical        importance       of enzymes

7 Vitamins

   Definition and classification with examples

   Sources, chemical  nature, functions,  coenzyme form, recommended  dietary  requirements,  deficiency diseases of fat-and water-soluble vitamins

8 Metabolism   (Study   of  cycle/pathways   without   chemical


   Metabolism  of  Carbohydrates:  Glycolysis,  TCA  cycle and  glycogen  metabolism,  regulation  of blood  glucose

level.   Diseases   related   to  abnormal   metabolism   of


   Metabolism of lipids: Lipolysis, β-oxidation of Fatty acid (Palmitic acid) ketogenesis and ketolysis. Diseases related to abnormal metabolism of lipids such as Ketoacidosis, Fatty liver, Hypercholesterolemia

   Metabolism    of    Amino    acids    (Proteins):    General reactions of amino acids and its significance– Transamination, deamination, Urea cycle and decarboxylation. Diseases related to abnormal metabolism of amino acids, Disorders of ammonia metabolism,  phenylketonuria,  alkaptonuria  and Jaundice.

   Biological     oxidation:       Electron     transport      chain and     Oxidative phosphorylation

9 Minerals:         Types,         Functions,         Deficiency        diseases,

recommended dietary requirements

10 Water and Electrolytes

   Distribution, functions of water  in the body

   Water turnover  and balance

   Electrolyte   composition   of   the   body   fluids,   Dietary intake of electrolyte and  Electrolyte balance

   Dehydration,       causes      of       dehydration       and      oral rehydration therapy

11 Introduction to Biotechnology 01
12 Organ function tests

   Functions  of kidney  and  routinely  performed  tests to assess the functions of kidney and  their clinical significances

   Functions  of  liver  and   routinely  performed  tests  to assess the  functions  of  liver  and  their  clinical significances

   Lipid profile tests and  its clinical significances

13 Introduction to Pathology of Blood and Urine

   Lymphocytes  and   Platelets,  their  role  in  health  and disease

   Erythrocytes – Abnormal cells and  their significance

   Normal  and  Abnormal  constituents  of Urine  and  their significance




  1. Comprehensive coverage of theoretical and diagrammatical aspects of pharmaceutics.
  2. All intricate aspects are explained by simple, lucid and specific explanations and substantiated with neat and elaborate diagrammatic sketches.
  3. Examples from pharmaceutics are included extensively.


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