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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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Laboratory findings showed an increase in inflammatory parameters (white blood cell count, C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate), alanine transaminase, aspartate aminotransferase, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, lactate dehydrogenase, alkaline phosphatase and urine amylase, and reduction in total proteins, albumin and platelets.
Liver dysfunction was observed the day after admission, with the aspartate aminotransferase level of 130 [micro]mol/L, alanine aminotransferase level of 70 [micro]mol/L, serum amylase level of 1300 U/L (normal range: 30–110 U/L), urine amylase level of 2110 U/L (normal range: 32–641 U/L), and lipase level of 1450 U/L (normal range: 30–140 U/L).
A Comparative assessment of serum plasma and urine amylase levels in typhoid feverand HIV/AIDS patient.