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Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, & Biologicals
Synopses & Reviews
An extensively revised and updated one-volume encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs.
Book News Annotation:
This is the new edition of a standard reference for chemists, biochemists, pharmacists, and related professionals. It contains 10,000-plus monographs. About 4,000 of the entries cover drugs and pharmaceuticals, 2,000 describe common organic chemicals and laboratory reagents, another 2,000 cover naturally occurring substances and plants, 1,000 focus on the elements and on inorganic chemicals, and approximately 1,000 pertain to compounds of agricultural significance. Finally, several hundred discuss endogenous substances and biological agents. In addition to revisions and updating, changes include embedding the Chemical Abstracts Registry Numbers for title and derivative compounds within the monographs.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
Table of Abbreviations.
Alphabetical List of Tables.
International Patent Country Code.
Code Letters Used by Companies for Experimental Substances.
International Non-proprietary Names for Radicals and Groups Proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
United States Adopted Names (USAN) Council Contractions for Radicals and Adducts.
Amino Acid Abbreviations and pKa Values.
Chemical Terms Translator.
Common Heterocyclic Ring Systems.
International System of Units (SI).
Numerical Prefixes Commonly Used in Forming Chemical Names.
Alchemical Symbols Used in Biology and Botany.
Radioactive Isotopes Used in Medical Diagnosis and Therapy.
Universal Conversion Factors.
ORGANIC NAME REACTIONS.
CAS REGISTRY NUMBER INDEX.
THERAPEUTIC CATEGORY AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY INDEX.
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