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The first part of the second volume of this series is concerned with metabolism. The subject is treated by different authors with different viewpoints, but all the chapters are thoroughly annotated and indexed, so that the diversity is an asset. The chapters are grouped into three main heads: digestion, metabolism occurring without significant energy change (metabolism of water, minerals, and bone), and intermediary metabolism. Under digestion are chapters on the biochemistry of digestion; resorption; whole blood, blood constituents, and blood fractions; and other body fluids, such as lymph, chyle, exudates, and cerebrospinal fluid. Under intermediary metabolism are two chapters on carbohydrates, fats, phosphatides, cholesterol and steroids, proteins and amino acids, porphyrins, oxidative degradation (chiefly on the citric acid cycle), chemical roles of the formed elements of cells, reactions of cells and tissues, and metabolism of purines and pyrimidines.
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Physiologische Chemie: Ein Lehr- und Handbuch für Ärzte, Biologen und Chemiker. JAMA. 1955;158(8):701. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960080077032
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