What is biochemistry?

Galina Mirzahmedova
Galina Mirzahmedova
January 25, 2015
What is biochemistry?

Patients in hospitals and their relatives are often interested in what biochemistry is. This word can be used in two meanings: as a science and as a designation of a biochemical analysis of blood. Consider each of them.

Biochemistry as a science

Biological or physiological chemistry - biochemistry - is the science that studies the chemical composition of the cells of any living organisms. In the course of its study, patterns are also considered according to which all chemical reactions take place in living tissues, ensuring the vital activity of organisms.

Molecular biology, organic chemistry, cell biology, etc. are adjacent to the biochemistry of scientific disciplines. The word "biochemistry" can be used, for example, in the sentence: "Biochemistry as a separate science was formed about 100 years ago."

But you can learn more about similar science if you read our article What is chemistry.

Blood biochemistry

Biochemical analysis of blood involves the laboratory study of various indicators in the blood, while taking analyzes from a vein (the process of venipuncture).According to the results of the study, it is possible to assess the state of the body, and specifically the organs and systems.

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