pancreatic amylase

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pan·cre·at·ic am·y·lase

(pan-krē-at'ik am'i-lās)
An enzyme secreted by the pancreas that digests starch.
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(am'i-las?) [ amyl + -ase]
Any of a class of enzymes that split or hydrolyze starch. Those found in animals are called alpha-amylases; those in plants, beta-amylases. Serum levels of amylase become elevated in mumps, pancreatitis, and intraperitoneal organ rupture, among other diseases and conditions. See: macroamylase

pancreatic amylase


salivary amylase


vegetable amylase

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Serum pancreatic amylase was not affected in either diabetic group reflecting a normal exocrine pancreatic function.
The higher percentiles of plasma YKL-40 were associated with markers of possible liver and pancreas damage, that is, with increased concentrations of alanine aminotransferase, bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, [gamma]-glutamyl transferase, erythrocyte mean corpuscular volume, CRP, and fibrinogen and with decreased concentrations of albumin; coagulation factors II, VII, and X; and pancreatic amylase (Fig.
The stimulatory effect of protein on pancreatic amylase secretion has been shown to occur in non-ruminants.
semitriloba on the hydrolytic activity of porcine pancreatic amylase, lipase and proteases, as models for the human enzymes.
Pancreatic amylase can be measured quite simply now, since methods of inhibiting parotid (salivary) amylase with wheat germ or, more recently, monoclonal antibody to parotid amylase have been developed.
A full GI work-up, with imaging and endoscopy to rule out reflux, small bowel, or obstructive disease, can include a complete blood count with differential, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, hepatic transaminases, pancreatic amylase, and lipase levels.
12 hours from initial presentation and subjective hunger, without the remission of abdominal pain or normalization of pancreatic amylase and lipase.The group statistics indicated that the mean LOHS for patients who received EORF was 7.8 +- 2.14 days, as compared to 10.03 +- 1.75 days for patients who received RORF.
The diagnosis of AP, made by experienced surgeons at the emergency ward upon arrival, was based on typical clinical findings (acute onset of epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting), increased serum pancreatic amylase, and/or typical findings in computed tomographyin 34 patients.
Ovine pancreatic amylase response to form of carbohydrate.
Our experimental studies have shown that exogenous melatonin, as well as this produced endogenously from its precursor; L-tryptophan, strongly stimulates pancreatic amylase secretion when given intraperitoneally, or into the gut lumen.
However, in our study, activities of pancreatic amylase and trypsin increased though the relative organ weight decreased.