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Related to ptyalin: trypsin
α-amylase occurring in saliva.
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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.
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A form of amylase in the saliva of humans and certain other animals that catalyzes the hydrolysis of starch into maltose and dextrin.
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ptyalinThe salivary enzyme MALTASE.
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