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A science of living cells and organisms with their chemical reactions

Biochemistry is the science concerned with studying the various molecules that occur in living cells and organisms and with their chemical reactions. Because life depends on biochemical reactions, biochemistry has become the basic language of all biologic sciences. Biochemistry and medicine are intimately related. Health depends on a harmonious balance of biochemical reactions occurring in the body, and disease reflects abnormalities in biomolecules, biochemical reactions, or biochemical processes. The judicious use of various biochemical laboratory tests is an integral component of diagnosis and monitoring of treatment. (Courtesy: Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry, Twenty-Sixth Edition)

Author Dr Vivek Vyas