' Essential Physiological Biochemistry' provides a fresh, accessible introduction to human metabolism that shows how the physiological actions of selected organs can be explained by their particular biochemical processes. Focusing on metabolic integration, rather than pathways, this book opens with three introductory chapters that explore the principles of metabolism and its control before moving onto 'themed' chapters that investigate liver, communication systems (endocrine and neurological), blood and vascular system, muscle and adipose tissue and renal biochemistry. Targeted at non-biochemistry majors who need to get to grips with key biochemical concepts and ideas, ' Essential Physiological Biochemistry' is an essential guide for all undergraduate biomedical science, sports science, nutrition and other allied health students. A fresh, accessible primer that adopts a unique, organ-system based approach to human metabolism. Assumes only a basic understanding of chemistry. Provides exercises and self-test reviews to help readers grasp key concepts and reinforce understanding. Includes 'Case Notes'; a range of case studies that illustrate key aspects of metabolism in cells, tissues and organs.Reed, Stephen Charles is the author of 'Essential Physiological Biochemistry: An Organ-Based Approach', published 2010 under ISBN 9780470026359 and ISBN 0470026359.