Nutritions and Biochemistry for Nurses, 2/e

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Author: Venkatraman
Edition: 2nd
ISBN: 9788131235850
Language: English
Published: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier, India

Nutrition and Biochemistry for Nurses has been designed to meet the requirements of B.Sc. Nursing students. The text has been written keeping in view the curriculum framed by the Nursing Council of India. Besides nursing students, it will also be useful to dental, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and pharmacy students.

Nutritions and Biochemistry for Nurses, 2/e

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Nutrition and Biochemistry for Nurses has been designed to meet the requirements of B.Sc. Nursing students. The text has been written keeping in view the curriculum framed by the Nursing Council of India. Besides nursing students, it will also be useful to dental, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and pharmacy students.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive and Exhaustive Coverage
  • Text presented in short sentences, sometimes fragments, in the form of bulleted points
  • Easy-to-read simple language used for ease of comprehension
  • Numerous graphics, tables, diagrams and pictures provided wherever needed
  • Applied aspects of topics, e.g. recommended dietary allowances (RDAs), cookery rules and preservation of nutrients, balanced diet and role of nurse in nutritional programmes, etc., in nutrition and various investigations in biochemistry provided in sufficient detail
  • Chapter in a Nutshell, short summary, appended in the end of every chapter to help the learner quickly revise the chapter's content
  • Exam-oriented exercises provided to help students prepare themselves on the lines of the exam they are going to appear
  • Clinical Applications Boxes—a feature provided to help students comprehend the importance of biochemical information in diagnosis and treatment of clinical problems
  • Recent developments in food standards
  • Ready reckoner of nutritive values of common foods
  • Several chapters revised to provide information on recent trends in clinical biochemistry
  • Several chapters revised for better clarity of concepts

Table of contents                 

PART A. NUTRITION
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Carbohydrates
Chapter 3: Lipids
Chapter 4: Proteins
Chapter 5: Energy
Chapter 6: Vitamins
Chapter 7: Minerals
Chapter 8: Water and Electrolyte Balance
Chapter 9: Cookery Rules and Preservation of Nutrients
Chapter 10: Balanced Diet
Chapter 11: Role of Nurse in Nutritional Programmes

PART B. BIOCHEMISTRY
Chapter 12: Introduction to Biochemistry
Chapter 13: Cell
Chapter 14: Cell Membrane: Structure, Composition and Functions
Chapter 15: Carbohydrates and Biological Oxidation
Chapter 16: Lipids
Chapter 17: Proteins, Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
Chapter 18: Enzymes
Chapter 19: Iron Metabolism
Chapter 20: Vitamins
Chapter 21: Mineral Metabolism
Chapter 22: Acid–Base Balance
Chapter 23: Water and Electrolyte Balance
Chapter 24: Organ Function Tests
Chapter 25: Immunochemistry, Free Radicals and Specialized Proteins
Glossary
Abbreviations
Index