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Concise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology

Defines and abbreviates sophisticated terms clearly and concisely

Provides quick references for the chemical structures and molecular weights of drugs, antibiotics, and bio-chemically important compounds

Lists the corresponding generic names for trade names of drugs and cross-references them with their chemical structure

Provides the medical and molecular abbreviations of terms commonly used in the scientific and medical community

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.

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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