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Amylase

Definition of the noun amylase

What does amylase mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: amylases

  1. any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants; help convert starch to sugar
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: enzyme = any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
    • more specific word: ptyalin = an amylase secreted in saliva

Alternative definition of the noun amylase

noun

  1. [enzyme] Any of a class of digestive enzymes, present in saliva, that break down complex carbohydrates such as starch into simpler sugars such as glucose.

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Google previewThe Mouse in Biomedical Research (2006)

Normative Biology, Husbandry, and Models

Amylase is a cytoplasmic enzyme in which serum activity is increased due to leakage across damaged cytoplasmic membranes.

Salivary amylase is the gene product of Amy-1 (salivary), and appears to be a single enzyme.

Google previewLinne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science - E-Book (2014)

The Basics and Routine Techniques by Mary Louise Turgeon

Amylase is an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of starch and glycogen. The islet cells of the pancreas and salivary glands are the major tissue of serum amylase. Amylase is the major digestive enzyme of starches. The clinical ...

Google previewA Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests (2009)

by Frances Talaska Fischbach, Marshall Barnett Dunning

Urine Amylase Excretion and Clearance (Random, Timed Urine, and Blood) -**** *** - Amylase is an enzyme that changes starch to sugar. It is produced in the salivary glands, pancreas, liver, and fallopian tubes and is normally excreted in ...

Google previewLife (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amylase is an enzyme that catalyses the breakdown of starch into sugars. Amylase is present in human saliva, where it begins the chemical process of digestion. Foods that contain much starch but little sugar, such as rice and potato, taste ...

Google previewForensic Analysis of Biological Evidence (2014)

A Laboratory Guide for Serological and DNA Typing by J. Thomas McClintock

Amylase is a very stable enzyme, and when detected, strongly indicates the presence of saliva. Visual examination methods such as the use of an alternate light source (ALS) can be extremely helpful in searching for saliva stains to facilitate ...

Google previewFennemas Food Chemistry PBK (2016)

by CTI Reviews

For example, an enzyme that catalyzed the following reaction is a Hydrolase: AB + H2O → AOH + BH Amylase is an enzyme that catalyses the breakdown of starch into sugars. Amylase is present in human saliva, where it begins the chemical ...

Google previewEssentials of the Living World (2016)

Biology, Biology by CTI Reviews

Amylase is an enzyme that ...

Google previewDelmars Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

Amylase is an enzyme that catalyses the breakdown of starch into ...

Google previewBiochemistry (2016)

Biology, Biochemistry by CTI Reviews

Amylase is an enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of starch into sugars. Amylase is present in the saliva of humans and some other mammals, where it begins the chemical process of digestion. Foods that contain much starch but little sugar, ...

Google previewKaplan SAT Subject Test Biology E/M 2015-2016 (2015)

by Kaplan Test Prep

Ẅć A Amylase is the enzyme that breaks down complex carbohydrates into disaccharidesć Amylase is found in both salivary and pancreatic formć Gastrin ZBa is a hormone secreted by the stomach wall of mammals when food makes contact ...

Google previewBiology, Chemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amylase is an enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of starch into sugars. Amylase is present in the saliva of humans and some other mammals, where it begins the chemical process of digestion. Foods that contain much starch but little sugar, ...

Google previewCrime Scene Forensics (2011)

A Scientific Method Approach by Robert C Shaler

Amylase: Specifically AMY 1, alpha amylase is an enzyme found in high levels in saliva. Anagen growth phase: The longest growth phase of hair usually lasting between 2 and 6 years. During this phase, the hair grows and dead cells of the ...

Google previewGerontologic Nursing (2014)

by Sue E. Meiner

Amylase is an important enzyme in the catabolism of carbohydrates in the intestine. It is produced by the acinar units of the pancreas (Pagana & Pagana, 2010). Amylase levels are primarily tested while trying to rule out pancreatitis or other ...

Google previewBody (2009)

The Complete Human : how it Grows, how it Works, and how to Keep it Healthy and Strong by Patricia Daniels, Richard M. Restak, Lisa Stein

Contributed mostly by the parotid glands, salivary amylase is a digestive enzyme that helps the tongue are covered with little projections called papillae, many of which contain taste buds. While we're enjoying the taste of the food, the tongue ...

Google previewThe Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents (2012)

by Mark A. Suckow, Karla A. Stevens, Ronald P. Wilson

Amylase is a small enzyme ...

Google previewChemistry, Cell Biology, and Genetics (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Amylase is an enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of starch into sugars. Amylase is present in the saliva of humans and some other mammals, where it begins the chemical process of digestion. Foods that contain much starch but little sugar, ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives, 7th Edition (2009)

Descriptions in Plain English of More Than 12,000 Ingredients Both Harmful and Desirable Found in Foods by Ruth Winter

NIL AMYLASE (Bacterial) • Aspergillus flavus, A. niger, or A. oryzae, or Bacillus sub- lilis. En/ymes from various fungi used as antibacterial additives. AMYLASE ( Swine) • An enzyme prepared from the hog pancreas used in flour to break down ...

Google previewThe Nutrition and Health Dictionary (1995)

by Percy Russell, Anita Williams

It consists of a large amount of water containing some glycoprotein material, mucin, inorganic salts, and salivary amylase (ptyalin). It has a specific gravity of about 1.005 and is nearly neutral in reaction (pH about 6.4 to 7.0). Substances in ...

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2008)

by Dolf De Rovira

EMC, Bitterness, Amylase, Hemicellulase, Lipoxygenase, ChymosinTM.

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Botany (2002)

by Jill Bailey

amylase An enzyme, found widely in plants, animals, and microorganisms, that hydrolyzes starch or glycogen to the sugars maltose, glucose, or dextrin. Amylase hydrolyzes the a(1-4)glycosidic bonds in starch. It occurs in ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Amyloclastic Method A method for assaying amylase by determining the amount of unhydrolyzed starch that remains after incubation of the starch with the enzyme amylase. Amylodextrin Soluble starch obtained from partial hydrolysis of starch.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

amylase (alpha amylase) The enzyme produced in the body that breaks down STARCH. Starch digestion begins in the mouth ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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