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Concise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology




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ISBN 9780849309403
Published December 21, 2001 by CRC Press
1169 Pages - 4000 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Rapid advances in science, medicine, and molecular biology have created a large amount of new information on biomedicine and molecular biology. Keeping up with the latest information can become a cumbersome task for professionals and students working in these fields. Updated to include new terminology and accurate characterizations of previously existing terms, the Concise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology, Second Edition provides easy access to the most commonly used drugs, antibiotics, and bio-chemically important compounds.

Containing over 30,000 entries, the second edition of this dictionary provides concise, up-to-date definitions of terms commonly used in biotechnology, molecular biology, and biomedicine. Included in this second edition are over 23,000 definitions, 4,000 chemical structures, 1,200 equations of enzymatic reactions, and approximately 600 restriction endonucleases with explanations of their specific activities.

Here is what's new in the second edition:

  • Over 100 new illustrations of chemical structures
  • A number of newly collected terms
  • More than 3000 additional abbreviations commonly used in biomedicine, chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology

    This updated edition integrates terminology and chemical structures from a variety of disciplines in a single, easy-to-use source. From defining existing terms to accounting for new developments, the Concise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology, Second Edition helps you stay abreast of the current advances in biomedicine and molecular biology.
  • Table of Contents

    Listed in alphabetical order, each entry includes:

    Clear and concise definition of terms related to molecular biology and biomedicine
    Atomic weights and valences of chemical elements
    Molecular weights and chemical structures of the most commonly used chemicals, antibiotics, drugs and naturally occurring compounds
    Corresponding generic name for each trade name of drugs, cross-referencing them with their chemical structure
    Specific activities and origins of restriction endonucleases commonly used in recombinant DNA technology
    Commonly used medical and molecular abbreviations

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