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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

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Risk factors for endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography (ERCP) associated with pancreatitis and hyperamylasemia.
Hyperamylasemia is a laboratory finding that may cause diagnostic failure occasionally in patients presenting with abdominal pain.
It is essential to differentiate between hyperamylasemia and pancreatitis seen after ERCP.
Non-pancreatic type hyperamylasemia associated with pancreatic cancer.
It is evident from this study that, the patient with systemic complication pre-dominance, hyperamylasemia is not that evident.
Rydzewski, "N-acetylcysteine does not prevent postendoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography hyperamylasemia and acute pancreatitis," World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.
10) and Boulanger, but is in conflict with the findings of Farkouh, whose work suggested that a hyperamylasemia may indicate the presence of a serious intra-abdominal lesion.
Patients with Haemosuccus Pancreaticus usually present with the triad of abdominal pain, mostly epigastric radiating to the back, GI bleeding and hyperamylasemia.
Hyperamylasemia following lipid resuscitation: pancreas or parotid?
2] Hyperamylasemia is seen within 24 hours of onset of attack and returns to normal within 7 days.
Hyperamylasemia was defined as any increase in the amylase levels above the normal limit without other symptoms.