Textbook of Medical Biochemistry 8th Edition PDF free download

Textbook of Medical Biochemistry 8th Edition PDF free download

In this blog post, we are going to share the Textbook of Medical Biochemistry 8th Edition PDF free download with our valued visitors. You can download this book with a direct download link from google drive. Google drive is a reliable source for file sharing and storing. The eighth edition of the textbook of medical biochemistry provides a concise, comprehensive overview of biochemistry with a clinical approach to understanding disease processes.

The book begins with an introduction to cell biology and continues with an analysis of biomolecular chemistry, molecular biology and metabolism, as well as chapters on diet and nutrition, biochemistry of cancer and AIDS, and environmental biochemistry.


Book Name Textbook of Medical Biochemistry
Author of Book MN Chatterjea
Edition 8th
Language English
Format PDF
Category Biochemistry

Each chapter contains numerous images, multiple-choice and essay questions, and highlighted text to help students remember key points.


Now we come to the introduction of Textbook of Medical Biochemistry 8th Edition 

It is with great pleasure that we present to our beloved teachers and students the eighth edition of the textbook of medicinal biochemistry. The main framework of the book was kept without major changes, new additions were made, some parts in certain chapters were rewritten. Few teachers wanted the university question types and MC questions to be added at the end of each chapter, which existed in the first three editions but was later removed to reduce pages. To quote: “I suggest that short questions and multiple-choice questions should be included in future editions of the book at the end of each chapter.” We have included the same in the topics related to MBBS.

We are confident that this edition will meet the needs of undergraduate students according to MCI recommendations, and will also meet the needs and expectations of biochemistry graduate students. Because the book is clinically oriented, it is recommended for PG students of other disciplines, i.e. H. Pathology/Medicine/Pediatrics etc. Color printing was used to make the book more attractive, easier to record and to emphasize the important parts like clinical aspects/importance and importance of biochemistry. The overall aim of the book was to provide concise yet authoritative coverage of the fundamentals of biochemistry with a clinical approach to understanding disease processes.

The important points in the text that students should remember are in bold italics. We make no claim to perfection. Mistakes/mistakes can creep in through oversight/printing errors. We look forward to valuable comments and useful suggestions from teachers and students so that bugs can be fixed and suggestions for the future considered.



Topics of this Edition

Here the chapters of Textbook of Medical Biochemistry 8th Edition pdf free

SECTION ONE: Cell Biology
1. Cell and Cell Organelles Chemistry and Functions
2. Biological Membranes Structure and Function
SECTION TWO: Chemistry of Biomolecules
3. Chemistry of Carbohydrates
4. Chemistry of Lipids
5. Prostaglandins-Chemistry and Functions
6. Chemistry of Proteins and Amino Acids
7. Plasma Proteins-Chemistry and Functions
8. Immunoglobulins-Chemistry and Functions
9. Chemistry of Enzymes
10. Biological Oxidation
11. Chemistry of Haemoglobin and Haemoglobinopathies
12. Vitamins
13. Chemistry of Respiration and Free Radicals
SECTION THREE: Molecular Biology
14. Chemistry of Nucleotides
15. Metabolism of Purines and Pyrimidines
16. Chemistry of Nucleic Acids, DNA Replication and DNA Repair
17. Protein Synthesis, Gene Expression and Recombinant DNA
18. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Real-Time PCR (For Detection and Quantification of
19. Human Genome Project
20. Gene Therapy
21. Biochemistry of Cholera-Vibrio Toxins, Pathogenesis
SECTION FOUR: Metabolism
22. Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates
23. Metabolism of Carbohydrates
24. Digestion and Absorption of Lipids
25. Metabolism of Lipids
26. Digestion and Absorption of Proteins
27. Metabolism of Proteins and Amino Acids
28. Integration of Metabolism of Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins
29. Metabolism in Starvation
30. Porphyrins and Porphyrias (Synthesis of Haem)
31. Haem Catabolism
32. Detoxication
33. Hormones-Chemistry, Mechanism of Action and Metabolic Role
34. Metabolism of Minerals and Trace Elements
SECTION FIVE: Clinical Biochemistry
35. Enzymes and Isoenzymes of Clinical Importance
36. Renal Function Tests
37. Liver Function Tests
38. Gastric Function Tests
39. Thyroid Function Tests
40. Water and Electrolyte Balance and Imbalance
41. Acid Base Balance and Imbalance
42. Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)-Chemistry and Clinical Significance
43. Radioactivity Radioisotopes in Medicine
SECTION SIX: Miscellaneous
44. Diet and Nutrition
45. Environmental Biochemistry
46. Biochemistry of Cancer
47. Biophysics Principles and Biomedical Importance
48. Introduction to Biochemical Techniques
49. Biochemistry of AIDS
50. Biochemistry of Ageing


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Demo content of Textbook of Medical Biochemistry 8th Edition 


All organisms are built from cells. All animal tissues including humans are also organized from collections of cells. Thus the cell is the fundamental unit of life. If the cell dies, the tissue dies and it cannot function. Modern cell theory can be divided into the following fundamental statements:

  • Cells make up all living matter
  • All cells arise from other cells
  • The genetic information required during the maintenance of existing cells and the production of new cells passes from one generation to the other next generation
  • The chemical reactions of an organism that is its metabolism, both anabolism and catabolism, takes place in the cells.

Types of Cells

In general two types of cells exist in nature. They are:
1. Prokaryotic cells
2. Eukaryotic cells

Prokaryotic cells

Typical prokaryotic cells (Greek: Pro-before and karyonnucleus) include bacteria and cyanobacteria. Most studied prokaryotic cell is Escherichia coli (E. coli).


It has a minimum of internal organization and smaller in size

• It does not have any membrane-bound organelles.

• Its genetic material is not enclosed by a nuclear membrane

• Its DNA is not complex with histones. Histones are not found in prokaryotic cells

• Its respiratory system is closely associated with its plasma membrane and

• Its sexual reproduction does not involve mitosis or meiosis.

Eukaryotic Cells

The eukaryotic cells (Greek: Eu-true and karyon-nucleus) include the protists, fungi, plants and animals including humans. Cells are larger in size.


  • It has considerable degree of internal structure with a large number of distinctive membrane enclosed having specific functions
  •  Nucleus is the site for informational components collectively called chromatin


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