We are very glad to see that the medical community has well accepted this Practical Textbook of Biochemistry, so that the second edition is being published within a short time. This book is in resonance with the Textbook of Biochemistry for Medical Students, by Vasudevan et al, which is now in the 7th edition. That textbook is now accepted not only inside India, but also various other countries in the world. The Spanish edition of the Textbook is already in market and a Russian edition is in preparation. Students are advised to clear the doubts by going through that main textbook. This practical book is prepared after consulting the syllabi of MBBS course of various universities. The contents are divided into qualitative and quantitative experiments, which the students are supposed to do by themselves in the practical classes. Further, a few more experiments are given, which may not be possible for the student to do by himself/herself. Some of these will be demonstrated in the practical classes.
In the end, a few case reports are also included, which will be useful for the students to prepare the practical examinations. Some of the pictures of the Textbook of Biochemistry for Medical Students by Vasudevan et al have been reproduced in this practical book. The remarkable success of the book was due to the active support of the publishers. This is to record our appreciation for the cooperation extended by Sri Jitendar P Vij (Group Chairman) and Mr Ankit Vij (Managing Director), and their associates. We hope that this practical book is friendly to the students and be useful to the teachers. Suggestions from the teachers are most welcome to improve the contents of this book. Students and teachers are encouraged to contact the authors through Email.