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Cells and cell biochemistry.

Cells and cell biochemistry.

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  • Alistair Farley
  • Charles Hendry
  • Ella McLafferty

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Original languageEnglish
Pages35-40
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Standard
Journal publication date2012
Journal number46
Volume26
StatePublished

Abstract

This article, which forms part of the life sciences series, aims to promote understanding of the basic structure and function of cells. It assists healthcare professionals to appreciate the complex anatomy and physiology underpinning the functioning of the human body. Several introductory chemical concepts and terms are outlined. The basic building blocks of all matter, atoms, are examined and the way in which they may interact to form new compounds within the body is discussed. The basic structures and components that make up a typical cell are considered.

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