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Definition of «Amylase»

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Amylase: An enzyme produced in the pancreas and salivary glands that helps in the digestion of starches. Elevation of blood amylase is common in pancreatitis.

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  • amylase: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( ăm ' ə-lās ' , -lāz ' ) n. Any of a group of enzymes that are present in saliva, pancreatic juice, and parts of ...

  • Amylase: The Test

    This test measures the amount of amylase in the blood or urine or sometimes peritoneal fluid. Amylase is one of several enzymes produced by the pancreas to help digest ...

  • Amylase Test & Results: Blood Test, Urine Test, & More

    An amylase test measures the amount of this enzyme in a sample of blood taken from a vein or in a sample of urine.

  • Amylase - blood: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

    Amylase is an enzyme that helps digest carbohydrates. It is produced in the pancreas and the glands that make saliva. When the pancreas is diseased or ...

  • Amylase

    Laboratory Exercises involving the Enzyme Amylase. ... As you probably already know from "common knowledge," STARCH is one of nature's major energy storage compounds.

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