What Are The Importance Of Biochemistry In The Field Of Nursing Profession?


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Biochemistry is of great use within the field of nursing, with many practical applications that can assist you in becoming a better nurse. Biochemistry is the study of how chemical reactions occur within living things and refers generally to medicine and nutrition, where practical applications are concerned. Another avenue that is related to biochemistry is the environment, such as how life forms react to greenhouse gases and other studies. These studies allow us to gain more insight upon what we put into our bodies, through either medicine or food, ensuring that we do not harm ourselves with either poison or excessive doses.

Biochemistry is sometimes referred to as biological chemistry, governing all life forms and life processes. It controls the flow of information by biochemical signaling and the chemical energy flow through metabolism, revealing the huge complexity of life. Biochemistry is generally concerned with things such as proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, focusing more on the processes rather than individual molecules.

In recent times, over the past 40 years, biochemistry has become increasingly successful in terms of helping us understand the chemical processes within living organisms, to the extent that practically every area of life science from medicine to botany now interlinks with biochemistry. The current main focus where biochemistry is concerned surrounds the process within which biological molecules give rise to processes that occur in living cells, helping us understand and study whole organisms to a much deeper level.

Using biochemistry can be helpful in the nursing profession, allowing nurses to determine how much medicine should be prescribed or given to each patient they encounter. It ensures that nobody gets too high of a dose for their body and that people recover in as little time as is possible.

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