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[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
Venes, Donald, editor. "Amylase." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766601/all/amylase.
Amylase. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766601/all/amylase. Accessed October 18, 2019.
Amylase. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766601/all/amylase
Amylase [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766601/all/amylase.
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