Introduction to the chemistry of biological systems. Emphasis is placed on biologically important chemical compounds, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, hormones, vitamins and their reaction mechanisms in living organisms. Energy transformations in the cell, the structure and function of nucleic acids, drugs, radiation in human life and an introduction to nutrition and food additives are also included. Laboratory experiments cover important reactions of biochemical compounds. Designed for Allied Health students.