Chemistry for the Health Sciences

 
9780131877221: Chemistry for the Health Sciences

This bestseller emphasizes the practical aspects of general, organic, and biological chemistry with numerous applications to and case histories of clinical nursing and health-related situations. Avoiding excessive math and theory, it offers thorough and uniquely diverse coverage, giving allied health professionals the chemical background necessary to understand the various medical tests and procedures they will be following and performing in their jobs.Stresses the relationship between inorganic chemistry and the life processes with discussions of acids and bases, oxidation-reduction, nuclear chemistry and radio-activity, and more. Explains the various chemical processes taking place in the body during normal and abnormal metabolism, and considers the effects of an excess or deficiency of vitamins and hormones. Offers the state-of-the-art research in genetics, radiation technology, and electron microscopy. Supports material with a generous amount of practical examples—including case histories—and includes quality illustrations and many full-color photographs.For allied health professionals.

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This best-selling text for allied health chemistry emphasizes the practical aspects of general, organic, and biological chemistry with numerous applications to clinical nursing and health-related situations. Its comprehensive content provides instructors with outstanding course design flexibility, offering a diverse selection of topics for students in allied health programs. The text does not use excessive theory or math except as necessary for an understanding of clinical applications. The thoroughly revised Seventh Edition includes updated materials on genetics, enzymes, and radiation technology, as well as new material on electron microscopy, and updated AIDS statistics. It features new chemical terminology throughout, as well as many redrawn illustrations and new photographs.

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