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Author Saltzman, W. Mark.
Title Biomedical engineering : bridging medicine and technology / W. Mark Saltzman.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  R856 .S25 2009    AVAILABLE


Call # R856 .S25 2009
Phys. Description xxi, 633 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Series Cambridge texts in biomedical engineering
Cambridge texts in biomedical engineering.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : what is biomedical engineering? -- Biomolecular principles -- Biomolecular principles : nucleic acids -- Biomolecular principles : proteins -- Cellular principles -- Communication systems in the body -- Engineering balances : respiration and digestion -- Circulation -- Removal of molecules from the body -- Biomechanics -- Bioinstrumentation -- Bioimaging -- Biomolecular engineering I : biotechnology -- Biomolecular engineering II : engineering of immunity -- Biomaterials and artificial organs -- Biomedical engineering and cancer -- Physiological parameters -- Chemical parameters -- Units and conversion factors.
Summary This is an ideal text for an introduction to biomedical engineering. The book presents the basic science knowledge used by biomedical engineers at a level accessible to all students and illustrates the first steps in applying this knowledge to solve problems in human medicine. Biomedical engineering now encompasses a range of fields of specialization including bioinstrumentation, bioimaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, and biomolecular engineering. This introduction to bioengineering assembles foundational resources from molecular and cellular biology and physiology and relates them to various sub-specialties of biomedical engineering. The first two parts of the book present basic information in molecular/cellular biology and human physiology; quantitative concepts are stressed in these sections. Comprehension of these basic life science principles provides the context in which biomedical engineers interact. The third part of the book introduces the sub-specialties in biomedical engineering, and emphasizes - through examples and profiles of people in the field - the types of problems biomedical engineers solve. -- Product Description.
Subject Biomedical engineering.
ISBN 9780521840996 (hardback)
0521840996 (hardback)