Medical Chemistry [ULCHBKB/MCH-DM/16]
Practical exercises from Medical Chemistry is a set of experimental exercises designed for a better understanding of the subject. Laboratory manuals for the practical exercises are arranged into weeks according to the syllabus and contain theoretical introduction as well as experimental procedures for each exercise. Published material represents an effective instrument for understanding of the basic principles of Medical Chemistry as well as a suitable additional material for preparation for final examination.
Biochemistry has an irreplaceable role in study of medicine. The students should learn about biochemical reactions beyond all living processes including diseases. The knowledge will help them later to diagnose and treat many diseases correctly. Biochemistry is so fundamental for study of pathobiochemistry, physiology, pathophysiology, clinical biochemistry and other subjects of medicine.
This publication is intended mainly for students of medicine studying at the Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice. The textbook covers the basic knowledge of selected topics of general, physical, inorganic, organic and bioorganic chemistry required for successful completion of the course of Medical Chemistry. Knowledge of the structures and functions of chemical substances and compounds, as well as their interactions and factors of surroundings influencing those interactions is very important for next study medical biochemistry incoming physicians. For better and easier understanding is the text appropriately supplemented with figures, tables, and numerous of chemical schemes. The separate part of this publication presents the chemistry of the most important dental materials used in clinical practise of future dentists, including the properties of metals, polymers and impression materials.
Knowledge of the structure and function of chemical substances and compounds, as well as their interactions and factors which can influence these interactions are very important for study Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry. The supporting materials are repeating of high school chemistry and represent the summarization of knowledges from high school chemistry including obligatory part of inorganic chemistry, structure and properties of bioorganic compounds and characteristic chemical reactions. The materials starts with the basics of international nomenclature of inorganic compounds, continue with chapter about properties of acids and bases, pass through examples from chemical equilibrium and redox reactions. The bioorganic part comprise the most essential organic and bioorganic molecules and their reactions. All listed information can help the student to better prepare for exam from Medical Chemistry.