Cells and cell biochemistry
Alistair Farley Lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Charles Hendry Retired, was senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Ella McLafferty Retired, was senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
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.
Nursing Standard. 26, 46, 35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.07.26.46.35.c9213Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review