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Re: Retaking core classes for Case Western
Agreed with the above poster. Retaking gen chem will only help you solidify some basic concepts you will need to know for biochem, such as Hender-Hasselbach and acid/base equations, pH principles and ionization, and oxid/reduction/hydrolysis reactions. Oh, and don't forget the buffering systems.
These concepts are VERY important in anesthesia. The pharmacokinetics of drugs (how the body affects a drug) and the bodies bicarb buffering system are geared around basic chemistry concepts and you WILL see them time and time again.
Good luck with school!