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INTRODUCTION
PART I
1.
Summary
2.
A straightforward answer is given for each open-ended question.
3.
Clinical Correlation—A discussion of the relevant points relating the
basic science to the clinical manifestations, and perhaps introducing
the student to issues such as diagnosis and treatment.
PART II
An approach to the basic science concept consisting of three parts
1.
Objectives—A listing of the two to four main principles that are criti-
cal for understanding the underlying biochemistry to answer the ques-
tion and relate to the clinical situation
2.
Definitions of basic terminology
3.
Discussion of topic
PART III
Comprehension Questions—Each case includes several multiple-choice
questions that reinforce the material or introduces new and related concepts.
Questions about the material not found in the text are explained in the answers.
PART IV
Biochemistry Pearls—A listing of several important points, many clinically
relevant reiterated as a summation of the text and to allow for easy review,
such as before an examination.
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