Chemistry : an introduction for medical and health sciences

  • Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley 2005
Physical description
1 online resource (272 p.)
  • 1-280-24182-9
  • 9786610241828
  • 0-470-09290-4
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Service provider: MyiLibrary
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. UK : MyiLibrary, 2006 Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to MIL affiliated libraries.
  • English
  • Chemistry An Introduction for Medical and Health Sciences; Contents; Preface; Introduction; How to use the book; 1 Starting Chemistry; 1.1 Terminology and processes used in drug manufacture; 1.2 Atoms and things; 1.3 Chemical reactions and the periodic table; 2 Covalent Compounds and Organic Molecules; 2.1 How to make stable molecules; 2.2 Covalent compounds; 2.3 General Properties of Covalent Compounds; 2.4 Characteristic shapes and bond angles within covalent molecules; 2.5 Some covalent bonds with slight ionic character; 2.6 Double-bonded carbon compounds or 'unsaturated' carbon bonds
  • 2.7 Some further compounds of carbon2.8 The carbon cycle; 2.9 Isomerism: some different arrangements of atoms within a molecule; 2.10 Naming organic compounds. . .if you really want to know!; 2.11 Ring structures; 2.12 Compounds of carbon containing other groups; 2.13 Some further examples with explanations; 3 Organic Compounds Containing Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen: Alcohols and Ethers; 3.1 Alcohols, C(n)H(2n+1)OH; 3.2 Properties of alcohols: monohydric alcohols with one OH group; 3.3 Other alcohols: di- and tri-hydric alcohols; 3.4 Aromatic OH compounds: phenol
  • 3.5 Ethers are isomers of alcohols4 Carbonyl Compounds: Compounds Containing C=O Groups; 4.1 Simple aldehydes and ketones: carboxylic acids and esters; 4.2 Carbohydrates, monosaccharides and sugars; 4.3 Disaccharides; 4.4 Digestion of sugars; 4.5 More about sugars - if you really need to know!; 4.6 Carboxylic acids: another set of CHO compounds containing C=O groups; 4.7 Salts and esters; 4.8 Lipids or fats; 4.9 Chemical energy in cells; 4.10 Chemicals in food; 4.11 Soaps and detergents; 5 Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen; 5.1 Amines and amino acids; 5.2 Amino acids
  • 5.3 Peptide formation and protein synthesis5.4 Hydrolysis (action of water) of peptides; 5.5 Other properties of amino acids; 5.6 Protein metabolism; 5.7 Nucleic acids, DNA and RNA; 6 Vitamins, Steroids, Hormones and Enzymes; 6.1 Vitamins; 6.2 Steroids and hormones; 6.3 Enzymes; 7 Ions, Electrolytes, Metals and Ionic Bonding; 7.1 Introduction to ionic bonding; 7.2 Some common properties of ions and ionic bonds; 7.3 Electrolytes and ions of the body; 7.4 Major cations (positive ions) in the body: sodium, potassium and calcium ions; 7.5 Balance between fluids
  • 7.6 Essential elements present in small quantities: micronutrients and minerals7.7 Cancer treatments and chemotherapies that use metal compounds; 8 Water; 8.1 Introduction. What makes water so unique?; 8.2 Chemical reactions in aqueous solution; 8.3 Dissolving and solubility: water is a great solvent; 8.4 Osmosis; 8.5 Dialysis; 8.6 Colloids; 8.7 Water, washing and detergents; 8.8 Water vapour; 8.9 Evaporation from skin; 8.10 Solid water; 8.11 Hydrolysis; 9 Acids and Bases; 9.1 Acids; 9.2 Bases and alkali; 9.3 Bases containing nitrogen; 9.4 Amino acids and zwitterions; 9.5 Salts
  • 9.6 Neutralization
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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. Excellent pedagogy including learning objecti