Chemistry for the Health Sciences / Edition 7

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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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New edition of a standard textbook first published in 1969. It provides a life sciences approach to chemistry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780024051615
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 8/28/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 704

Table of Contents


 1. Units of Measurement.

 2. Energy and Matter.

 3. Structure of Matter.

 4. Chemical Bonding.

 5. Chemical Formulas and Reactions.

 6. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions.

 7. The Gaseous State.

 8. Oxygen and Other Gases.

 9. Water.

10. Liquid Mixtures.

11. Ionization.

12. Acids, Bases, and Salts.

13. Radioactivity.


14. Introduction to Organic Chemistry.

15. Saturated Hydrocarbons: The Alkanes and Their Halogen Derivatives.

16. Unsaturated Hydrocarbons and Their Halogen Derivatives: Alkenes, Alkynes, and Aromatic Compounds.

17. Alcohols, Thiols, Phenols, and Ethers.

18. Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids.

19. Esters, Amines, and Amides.


20. Carbohydrates.

21. Lipids.

22. Proteins.

23. Nucleic Acids.

24. Enzymes.

25. Digestion.

26. Metabolism of Carbohydrates.

27. Metabolism of Fats.

28. Metabolism of Proteins.

29. Body Fluids: Urine.

30. Body Fluids: Blood.

31. Vitamins.

32. Hormones.


Answers to Odd-Numbered Questions and Problems.

Answers to Practice Tests.

Credits for Photographs.

Functional Groups.

Normal Laboratory Values.


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