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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
References in periodicals archive ?
However, the salivary amylase isoenzyme (S-type) interferes in the analyses and results in poor specificity for tests of total amylase activity [9].