Principles of science for nurses [electronic resource] / Joyce James, Colin Baker & Helen Swain.

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James, Joyce.
Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Science, 2002.
1 online resource (272 p.)
Electronic books.
This very basic textbook aims to provide nursing students with the essential bioscience they will need to complete their Common Foundation Programme. The book will explore the relevant basic scientific principles, apply these principles to clinical situations and then ask review questions. For anyone who has not studied science before this will be an excellent introduction to the key concepts of chemistry, physics and biology, as applied to nursing.
CONTENTS; Chapter Four - Biomolecules; Chapter Nine - Fluids - liquids and gases; Preface; Introduction; Homeostasis; Measurement and units; Summary; Review questions; Chapter One - Atoms; Learning objectives; Introduction; Matter; Atoms; Elements; Atomic number and mass number; Isotopes; Relative atomic mass; Electron arrangement; Compounds; Chemical equations; Chemical bonding; The mole; Relative formula mass; Summary; Review questions; Further reading; Chapter Two - Water and electrolyte balance; Learning objectives; Introduction; Bonding in water; Water as a solvent; Concentrations
Diffusion and osmosisTonicity of cells; Filtration; Electrolyte balance; Water in the body; Water balance; Water regulation; Dialysis; Summary; Review questions; Further reading; Chapter Three - Acids and bases; Learning objectives; Introduction; Acids; Bases; Neutralisation; Salts; Strong and weak acids and bases; The pH scale; pH of body fluids; Chemical buffers; Respiratory regulation of pH; Renal regulation of pH; When the balancing act no longer works; Compensation - systems working together; Summary; Review questions; Further reading; Learning objectives; Introduction; Organic chemistry
CarbohydratesLipids; Proteins; Nucleic acids; Digestion and absorption of biomolecules; Summary; Review questions; Further reading; Chapter Five - Cells; Learning objectives; Introduction; Two cell types; Viruses and prions; Cell structure; Human cell organelles; Growth of cells and cell division; Summary; Review questions; Further reading; Chapter Six - Genetics; Learning objectives; Introduction; Genes; Gene inheritance patterns; Genetic disorders; Characteristics of single-gene disorders; Genetic techniques; Summary; Review questions; Further reading; Chapter Seven - Microorganisms
Learning objectivesIntroduction; Microorganisms; Microorganism structure; Growth; Laboratory techniques; Infection; Prevention of infection; Drug-resistant bacteria; Summary; Review questions; Further reading; Chapter Eight - Immunology; Learning objectives; Introduction; The immune system; Innate and adaptive immunity; Immune system structure; Defective immune responses; Applications of the immune system; Summary; Review questions; Further reading; Learning objectives; Introduction; Pressure; Atmospheric pressure; Liquids; Blood - pressure, resistance and flow; Gases; Summary
Review questionsFurther reading; Chapter Ten - Nutrition and metabolism; Learning objectives; Introduction; Definition of energy; Nutrition; Adenosine triphosphate - ATP; Metabolism; Metabolic pathways; Basal metabolic rate (BMR); Summary; Review questions; Further reading; Chapter Eleven - Electromagnetic radiation; Learning objectives; Introduction; What is electromagnetic radiation?; The sun and electromagnetic radiation; Non-ionising radiation; Radioisotopes; Monitoring exposure and reducing dosage; Clinical uses of radioisotopes; Non-invasive imaging techniques; Summary; Review questions
Further reading
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Baker, C. (Colin)
Swain, Helen L.
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