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The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, And Biologicals
By Patricia E. Heckelman (editor), Maryadele J. O''Neil (editor), Kristin J. Roman (editor) and Cherie B. Koch (editor)
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Publisher Merck & Co
Publication date November 30, 2006
Binding Hardcover
Edition 14 har/cdr
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780911910001
ISBN-10 091191000X
Dimensions 2.25 by 7.25 by 10.25 in.
Weight 5.50 lbs.
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Original list price $125.00
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: The Merck Index is a one-volume encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs. Each monograph in this authoritative reference source is a concise description of a single substance or a small group of closely related compounds.

Compounds included:

•       human and veterinary drugs

•       biotech drugs and monoclonal antibodies

•       substances used for medical imaging

•       biologicals and natural products

•       plants and traditional medicines

•       nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals

•       agriculturals, pesticides and herbicides

•       Organic chemicals used in research

•       Food additives and supplements

•       dyes, colors and indicators

•       environmentally significant substances

Information provided:

•       chemical, common and generic names

•       Over 15,000 trademarks and associated companies

•       CAS Registry Numbers for over 12,000 compounds

•       Over 8,500 chemical structures

•       molecular formulae, weights and percentage composition

•       capsule statements identifying compound classes and scientific significance

•       scientific and patent literature references

•       physical and toxicity data

•       therapeutic and commercial uses

•       caution and hazard information

In addition, there are more than 700 new and completely revised monographs, thousands of new references, trademarks and uses added to existing monographs.  Now includes a companion CD-ROM which features 989 monographs no longer available in print, organic name reactions, supplemental tables and a new user interface for user-friendly searching.

Features of the CD:

  • Searchable by keywords, references, and numerical properties
  • Search the complete contents of the 14th edition, plus nearly a thousand monographs archived from previous editions
  • Comes with a free one-year subscription to the Merck Index Internet Edition
  • Windows-compatible CD powered by CambridgeSoft's ChemFinder
  • Extensively revised supplemental tables now including acronyms, vaccines, and physical constants
  • More than 70 pages of hard to find information in one easy-to-use place

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With Cherie B. Koch (other contributor), Kristin J. Roman (other contributor) | 14 har/cdr edition from Merck & Co (November 30, 2006)
9780911910001 | details & prices | 7.25 × 10.25 × 2.25 in. | 5.50 lbs | List price $125.00
About: The Merck Index is a one-volume encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs.

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