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Mark's Basic Medical Biochemistry: A Clinical Approach [Paperback]

Colleen M. Smith , Allan Marks , Michael Lieberman
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1 Aug 2004 0781721458 978-0781721455 2nd Revised edition
This best-selling resource utilizes a comprehensive yet practical approach that students understand. The authors present facts and pathways to emphasize how the underlying biochemistry is related to the body's overall physiological functions. Detailed case studies show students the relationship between biochemistry and clinical problems. The Second Edition has been heavily revised with completely updated illustrations while maintaining the unique, patient-oriented approach that made the original so popular. A new CD-ROM in the back of the book features chapter-by-chapter test questions, detailed 3-D representations of enzyme structure, PowerPoint slides, and real patient stories.

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  • Paperback: 900 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Aug 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781721458
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781721455
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.3 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 471,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Thunderbirds of all biomedical textbooks 10 Dec 2008
I bought this at the start of my first year at med school thinking I'd be living off it. Before I knew it exams were looming and this little piece of joy on my bookshelf saved my bum. Chapters start with a brief overview of the content, often with a simplified pathway or two helping the reader get a good overview of the topic. There are also clinical relations throughout - useful as it's easy to get lost in biochem and forget why you're actually learning all this stuff anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars smashing buy 7 Oct 2010
By L. Wang
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best biochem book i've used during my first year of med school and is continuing to do its job in the second.
stryer is just too long and bulky for me, this one is just big enough to have all the details but not so hefty you'll need a light meal after flicking through one

five star purchase
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for MS1s w/o Biochem Background 26 Aug 2006
By Chic_Med_Student - Published on Amazon.com
I got this book for a medical biochemistry course I took prior to entering medical school to fulfill my undergraduate degree requirements. The book then was amazing. It's explanations were easy to understand, the figures weren't confusing, and the clinical correlations helped out tremendously. When I did enter medical school, I cracked open the book again to see if it would help with the level we were at there. It did! It seems to have a good balance in teaching the concept and integrating the deep minutia. I absolutely love this book. Whenever stuff gets a little confusing at school, I go home and read it and it clears it all up. This book comes highly recommended!
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Clinical Correlations 3 Mar 2007
By Roxanne Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
The whole point of going to medical school is to be able to solve problems and apply basic scientific principles in solving those problems. This edition gives specific and memorable clinical cases that help one to remember and apply these priniciples in clinical practice. It also comes with a CD that is a great bonus. I heartily recommend this book to help explain and use the basic medical biochemistry principles. It starts with a look at the metabolic and nutritional needs of the human body, relevent to anyone, and a great place to start, whereas many other books like, Lehninger, start out with chemical theory. This makes Marks much more relevent to the medical student and much more interesting. I recommend this book for your library and practical use. Use Lehninger to keep the door open, and read Marks to feed your brain.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book 11 Mar 2007
By Rafael Macedo Mustafé - Published on Amazon.com
This book was a very good purchasing, because it gives me the main infomation about biomolecules, metabolism and biochemistry deseases. I don't want to be expert in biochemistry, I am studying medicine and I just want to be a doctor that has a good biochemistry knowledge with a clinical approach. This book gives me what I want...

Besides, the book makes be easier to learn biochemistry...
5.0 out of 5 stars Review 26 Oct 2013
By Laura Koskenmaki - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoy this book because it helps you put the biochemistry into a real patient situations. When you understand what you are learning it is easily incorporated into real life settings.
2.0 out of 5 stars not really useful for medical students 8 July 2013
By Anna - Published on Amazon.com
I bought several biochemistry books for my classes, and this was with Harpers biochemistry book the most useless ones. I strongly recommend lippincott's biochemistry for med school, and if it is not simple enough, watch youtube/kaplan/drnajeeb videos before reading. You will understand everything. For learning the structures by hard I used Jeremy M. Berg:s biochemistry book, because the reactions were shown most pleasantly and logically there.
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