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

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

by Alan Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470092890

ISBN-13: 9780470092897

Pub. Date: 05/27/2005

Publisher: Wiley

"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…  See more details below

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"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470092897
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/27/2005
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
931,605
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

1Starting chemistry3
2Covalent compounds and organic molecules15
3Organic compounds containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen : alcohols and ethers43
4Carbonyl compounds : compounds containing C=O groups55
5Organic compounds containing nitrogen73
6Vitamins, steroids, hormones and enzymes85
7Ions, electrolytes, metals and ionic bonding103
8Water119
9Acids and bases135
10Oxidation and reduction149
11Analytical techniques159
12Radioactivity177
13Rates of reaction191
14Overview of chemicals fighting diseases205
15Numbers and quantities221

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