Free radicals in biology and medicine

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Clarendon Press, 1989 - Science - 543 pages
Now in a new edition, this volume meets the need for a complete, in-depth guide to the important new field of radical reactions. The text is extensively revised and fully updated. It provides biologists, clinicians and other nonchemists with an easy-to-understand study of the nature of free radicals, including explanations of what they are, how they are generated, and how they can react, both in normal body chemistry and as the mode of action for many dangerous toxins. The role of radical reactions in several key biological is critically evaluated. Useful appendices give the reader information on atomic structure and bonding, and a simple guide to lymphocytes.

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