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Chapter-01 Introduction to Biochemistry and Cell by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e

This chapter tells about the importance of Biochemistry in nursing as nurses are the largest group in health care organizations who are directly involved in promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services. Difference between Prokaryotic cell and Eukaryotic cell has been illustrated in tabular form, by highlighting there distinct features. This ch... [More]

Chapter-02 Water and Electrolytes by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e

This chapter describes the sources of water, its properties, types and functions of water in human body. Water and electrolytes are important component of human body, which play a central role in metabolic activities of an organism. Homeostasis of water and electrolyte in the body fluids is very essential to normal cellular functions. Water and electrolyte a... [More]

Chapter-03 Enzymes, Digestion and Absorption by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e

This chapter deals with enzymes, there characteristics, mechanism of action, factors affecting enzyme activity, specificity of enzymes, naming and classification of enzymes, their diagnostic applications and precautions while handling enzyme preparation. Enzymes are organic compounds produced in living organisms to speed up and regulate the rate of spontaneo... [More]

Chapter-04 Carbohydrates by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e

This chapter deals with classification of carbohydrates, functions of carbohydrates and metabolism of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates play a vital role in our everyday life. Carbohydrates are an ideal source of energy for the body. Carbohydrates are the most abundant biomolecules found in living organisms. Carbohydrate is an organic compound that consists only ... [More]

Chapter-05 Protein by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e

In this chapter Amino acids, there classification and properties are discussed. It also gives the detail description of proteins, their classification, structure and functions. Amino acids are the basic structural unit of proteins. They are also known as building blocks of proteins. Fundamentally, amino acids are organic compounds which are joined together b... [More]

Chapter-06 Lipids by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e

Chapter answers the functions of lipids, their classification and role of liver in fat metabolism. It also discusses the biological importance of important lipids and their functions. Fat (lipids) are organic substances insoluble in water and soluble in organic solvents such as ether, alcohol, acetone, etc. These are made-up of fatty acids. Lipids- include f... [More]

Chapter-07 Introduction to Biophysics by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e

This chapter tells the meaning of Biophysics and its importance in nursing. It also explains to understand following contents of nursing like measurement, motion, gravity, center of gravity, specific gravity, force, pressure, heat, light & sound, electricity, work & energy, molecular physics and atomic physics. Fundamentals and derived units; system of units... [More]

Chapter-08 Motion by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e

In this author explains about the scalars and vectors; rest and motion including types of motion; speed; velocity and acceleration. This chapter also deals with the application of motion in nursing. Author feels that with study of motion nurses will be able to understand: use of centrifuge devices in medical practices, effect of acceleration on circulatory s... [More]

Chapter-09 Gravity by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e

In this chapter author describes about the specific gravity; center of gravity; mass and weight; and principles of gravity. Author discuss that the important principle of gravity is Archimedes’ Principle. Hydrometer, urinometer operates upon this principle. Author also elaborates the effects of gravitational forces on human body and application of principles... [More]

Chapter-10 Force, Energy and Work by Sharma Suresh K (2014) Edition : 1/e

In this chapter force and facts related to motion were discussed under Newton’s first law, second law and third law of motion. Author discusses the forces in the circular motion like centripetal and centrifugal forces; work; energy; types and transformation of energy with the help of appropriate examples. He also discusses energy in the body; power; principl... [More]