Chemistry: An Introduction for Medical and Health Sciences / Edition 1

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Overview

"Chemistry: An Introduction for Medical and Health Sciences provides students and practitioners with a clear, readable introduction to the chemical terms and concepts that are relevant to their study and practice. Assuming little prior knowledge of the subject, the book describes and explains the chemistry underlying many of the most commonly prescribed drugs and medicines. It also includes information on chemical aspects of digestion and nutrition, oxidation, radioactivity and an overview of how chemicals fight disease. The book contains a number of tests and questions, numerous good clear diagrams and boxes containing historical or topical vignettes." Chemistry: An Introduction for Medical and Health Sciences will prove invaluable to students and practitioners in medicine, pharmacology, pharmacy and the biomedical and health sciences.
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"an excellent book to refresh long forgotten chemistry related-facts…full of cartoons that will give you a chuckle." (Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal, July 2006)

"…well written and organized book…" (Education in Chemistry, January 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470092880
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/27/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 7.74 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Alan Jones is a recently retired Academic that is still involved in aspects of chemistry education. For many years Alan Jones taught chemistry to health  students at Nottingham Trent University.

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Table of Contents

1 Starting chemistry 3
2 Covalent compounds and organic molecules 15
3 Organic compounds containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen : alcohols and ethers 43
4 Carbonyl compounds : compounds containing C=O groups 55
5 Organic compounds containing nitrogen 73
6 Vitamins, steroids, hormones and enzymes 85
7 Ions, electrolytes, metals and ionic bonding 103
8 Water 119
9 Acids and bases 135
10 Oxidation and reduction 149
11 Analytical techniques 159
12 Radioactivity 177
13 Rates of reaction 191
14 Overview of chemicals fighting diseases 205
15 Numbers and quantities 221
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