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Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine

Barry Halliwell and John M. C. Gutteridge


The new edition of this well-established book is thoroughly revised and gives a comprehensive account of the role of free radicals, other reactive species (RS), and antioxidants in life, health, and disease. Chapter 1 reviews how oxygen (O2) is used by living organisms, why it can be toxic, and introduces the concept of oxygen radicals and other RS; their chemistry is detailed in Chapter 2, especially for superoxide, hydroxyl radical (including Fenton chemistry), peroxynitrite, nitric oxide, ozone, and singlet O2, with emphasis on their redox properties. Subsequent chapters detail what antioxi ... More

Keywords: antioxidant, cancer, dementia, free radicals, heart disease, oxygen radical, reactive species, superoxide dismutase, Vitamin E, Vitamin C

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717478
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717478.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Halliwell, author
Senior Advisor to the President and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, National University of Singapore

John M. C. Gutteridge, author