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am·y·lase

 (ăm′ə-lās′, -lāz′)
n.
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of starch to sugars. In humans, amylases are produced in the salivary glands and the pancreas.

amylase

(ˈæmɪˌleɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) any of several enzymes that hydrolyse starch and glycogen to simple sugars, such as glucose. They are present in saliva

am•yl•ase

(ˈæm əˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz)

n.
any of several digestive enzymes that break down starches.
[1890–95]

am·y·lase

(ăm′ə-lās′)
Any of various enzymes that break down starches into their component sugars, such as glucose. Amylase is present in fluid secreted by the pancreas, in saliva in some mammals, and in plants.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amylase - any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plantsamylase - any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants; help convert starch to sugar
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
ptyalin - an amylase secreted in saliva
Translations
amyláza
amylase
Amylase
amelazo
amülaas
amylaasi
amylase
עמילאז
アミラーゼ
amylase
amylase
amylaza
amylas
амілаза

amylase

[ˈæmɪˌleɪz] namilasi f

amylase

n amilasa
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The diagnosis is most commonly based upon characteristic history of acute abdomen accompanied with rise in levels of pancreatic enzymes namely amylase and lipase in serum.
Serum amylase and lipase are elevated and pleural fluid levels are often more than serum levels.
Based on the biochemical characterization, all the isolates were lipase positive, 11 isolates showed amylase activity, while only 3 of them showed cellulase activity [3].
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the salivary cortisol and alpha amylase levels in response to long-distance running according performance variables as accumulated distance, total time and velocity of running in athletes.
Alpha amylase (1, 4-a glucan glucanohydrolase) is an extracellular (endo-amylase) enzyme (Abdullah et al.
Various Agro industrial wastes have been utilized for the cost effective production of alpha amylase and researchers are finding great interest in using agro industrial waste as a substrate for alpha amylase production (12).
Elevated serum amylase activity is commonly seen in acute pancreatitis and salivary gland inflammation, but also rarely seen in a benign phenomenon, macroamylasemia, that does not require treatment.
Total amylase activity was determined using the method described by Roses and Guerra [14] with the following modifications: diluted crude enzyme extract was mixed with 0.
Total of 56 bacterial isolates were isolated from five palm tree cultivated soil samples and screened their amylase production.
The specificity (50-99 percent) and sensitivity (86-100 percent) of lipase is significantly higher than amylase levels for detecting pancreatitis.