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The Metabolism of Living Tissues

By: Eric Holmes (Author)

248 pages, b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Apr 2015 | #220051 | ISBN-13: 9781107494756
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Originally published in 1937, The Metabolism of Living Tissues contains a general overview of 'the dynamic side of biochemistry', namely how cells process and produce energy. Holmes considers the metabolic activity of many different tissues, such as the liver and heart, as well as the role played by hormones and vitamins. The Metabolism of Living Tissues will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science and the study of biochemistry.


1. Introductory
2. Enzymes
3. Some general features of cell metabolism methods of investigation
4. Oxidations
5. Oxidation-reduction potential
6. The liver: nitrogen metabolism
7. The liver: metabolism of carbohydrate and fat
8. The kidney
9. Voluntary and cardiac muscle
10. The nervous system
11. The correlation of the metabolism of different tissues
12. The hormones
13. The influence of some inorganic substances
14. The vitamins


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