Radioactive Tracers in Biology: An Introduction to Tracer Methodology

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Elsevier, Jul 29, 2016 - Science - 444 pages
Radioactive Tracers in Biology: An Introduction to Trace Methodology, Second Edition focuses on the biochemical and physiological aspects of tracer research, including medical applications of tracer techniques, radioactivity, radiation hazards, and radioactive isotopes.
The book first offers information on atomic nuclei, radioactivity, and the production of radioactive isotopes and radiation characteristics of tracer atoms. Discussions focus on nuclear reactions, neutron-induced and deuteron-induced transmutations, properties of atomic nuclei, and target techniques and radiochemistry. The manuscript also ponders on the procedures for radioactive assay and radiation hazards.
The text examines the biochemical, medical, and physiological applications of tracer methodology. The manuscript also takes a look at radioactive hydrogen, short-lived and long-lived radioactive carbon, radioactive phosphorus and sulfur, and alkali metal and alkaline earth tracers. Topics include synthesis of organic intermediates for tracer carbon studies; biosynthesis of labeled carbon compounds; and general survey of alkali metal tracers.
The publication is a dependable reference for readers interested in radioactive tracers.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 ATOMIC NUCLEI RADIOACTIVITY AND THE PRODUCTION OF RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES
1
CHAPTER 2 RADIATION CHARACTERISTICS OF TRACER ATOMS
48
CHAPTER 3 PROCEDURES FOR RADIOACTIVE ASSAY
63
CHAPTER 4 RADIATION HAZARDS
111
BIOCHEMICAL ASPECTS
119
PHYSIOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL ASPECTS
169
CHAPTER 7 RADIOACTIVE HYDROGEN TRITIUM H3
202
CHAPTER 8 SHORTLIVED RADIOACTIVE CARBON C11
224
CHAPTER 10 RADIOACTIVE PHOSPHORUS P32
279
CHAPTER 11 RADIOACTIVE SULFUR S35
300
CHAPTER 12 ALKALI METAL AND ALKALINE EARTH TRACERS
317
CHAPTER 13 TRACER ISOTOPES OF HALOGENS
327
CHAPTER 14 VARIOUS RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES OF IMPORTANCE IN BIOLOGY
346
APPENDIX
373
AUTHOR INDEX
407
SUBJECT INDEX
421

CHAPTER 9 LONGLIVED RADIOACTIVE CARBON C14
244

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