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ptyalin

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

The salivary enzyme MALTASE.
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ptyalin

see AMYLASE.
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