Basic Concepts in Biochemistry: A Student's Survival Guide

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9780070234499: Basic Concepts in Biochemistry: A Student's Survival Guide

A new addition to the PreTest product line, this review book covers only those topics in biochemistry which, through the author's experience, market research and in-depth reviewing were viewed by medical students as being most difficult to comprehend. The text is organized by general concepts, which are then subdivided in order of increasing complexity. Each section begins with a short summary of key points. The book's unique approach stresses the mastering of fundamental concepts instead of just the memorization of facts. Thus the student is encouraged to reason through problems, and to better retain what he/she learns in the course. This text can be used in concert with the sixth edition of PreTest Biochemistry to form an excellent review source for students taking biochemistry exams or Part I of the National Board Exam.

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Do you find biochemistry daunting? If so, this time-saving guide offers all the help you need. Compact, yet comprehensive, the second edition of BASIC CONCEPTS IN BIOCHEMISTRY breaks down the complexities of biochemistry into jargon-free, easy-to-remember steps that show you how biochemistry works. And unline reviews that emphasize memorization of facts, this book helps you master the topics that students find most difficult, building your understanding with explanations in everyday language. You'll comprehend the material and feel more comfortable applying it. Along with enhanced figures, the new edition contains two new chapters - one that outlines the concepts of membranes and membrane proteins, and another that focuses on signal transduction pathways. OTHER FEATURES TO LOOK FOR: Building-block format, providing clear connections between easier and more difficult topics; Empahsis on concepts - not facts - for a handle on any problem; Summary boxes, diagrams, and tables that speed review and clarify key points. BASIC CONCEPTS IN BIOCHEMISTRY has just one goal: to review the toughest concepts in biochemistry in an accessible format so your understanding is thorough and complete. Look for these other BASIC CONCEPTS titles: Cell biology; Embryology; Immunology; Pathology; Pharmacology.

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