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Author Butler, Anthony (Anthony R.)

Title Life, death, and nitric oxide / Anthony Butler, Rosslyn Nicholson
Published Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 154 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Series RSC paperbacks
RSC paperbacks.
Contents What on earth is nitric oxide doing here? -- Stopping clots -- How we make NO -- Transporting NO -- Drugs that release -- Discovering and making NO -- Making smog : NO becomes a villain -- NO, a not so simple little molecule -- NO and transition metals -- Removing the villain : catalytic converters -- NO in our defences -- NO and tumour growth -- Bone, joints and NO -- NO is skin deep -- NO in nerves -- The truth about Viagra -- NO from NOS : detractors and stimulants -- Why does soil evolve NO? -- NO is everywhere -- Reflections
Summary This product is not available separately, it is only sold as part of a set. There are 750 products in the set and these are all sold as one entity. Designated 'Molecule of the Year' in 1992 in recognition of its many biological roles, nitric oxide has wide significance in the world around us and the story of nitric oxide is still unfolding. This small and seemingly innocent molecule has for many years been known to play a significant role in both the creation of photochemical smogs and in the nitrogen cycle. It has an interesting chemistry as a metal ligand, and the bonding within the nitric oxide molecule has been extensively studied. More recently, the molecule has been in the spotlight for the role it plays in controlling blood flow, in the immune system and in brain activity. Life, Death and Nitric Oxide covers many of the topics relating to nitric oxide, from smog and catalytic converters to tumour growth, blood flow and Viagra, with the aim of finding out why such a simple molecule can do so much
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nitric oxide -- Pathophysiology.
Nitric oxide -- Physiological effect.
Nitric oxide.
Form Electronic book
Author Nicholson, Rosslyn.
ISBN 1847551238 (electronic bk.)
9781847551238 (electronic bk.)