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ptyalin

 [ti´ah-lin]
α-amylase occurring in saliva.

α-am·y·lase

(am'il-ās),
A glucanohydrolase yielding mainly maltose and some α-glucose in an endohydrolytic random manner from 1,4-α-glucans. An amylase that has been used clinically as a digestive aid.

ptyalin

/pty·a·lin/ (ti´ah-lin) α-amylase occurring in saliva.

ptyalin

(tī′ə-lĭn)
n.
A form of amylase in the saliva of humans and certain other animals that catalyzes the hydrolysis of starch into maltose and dextrin.

ptyalin

[tī′əlin]
Etymology: Gk, ptyalon, spittle
a starch-digesting enzyme present in saliva. It hydrolyzes starch and glycogen. Its optimal pH is 6.9. Also called amylase.

ptyalin

The salivary enzyme MALTASE.

ptyalin

see AMYLASE.

ptyalin (tī´əlin),

n a salivary enzyme that changes starch into sugars.

ptyalin

see amylase.