Definition of Amylase:

A starch-digesting enzyme.

Topics Related to Amylase

Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...In those with carbohydrate intolerance, the enzymes that are needed to metabolize carbohydrates (such as salivary amylase, pancreatic amylase, maltose, and alpha-galactosidase) are not as abundant as they should be...”


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“...For example, the digestive enzyme amylase acts on carbohydrates in foods to break them down.”
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Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...Perforation – leukocytosis with left shift, dehydration, increased amylase, increased lipase...”

Intestinal Obstruction

...the condition
“...Increased serum amylase indicates bowel infarction, secondary pancreatitis, and leakage of pancreatic amylase into the peritoneum and bloodstream...”

Lipase a treatment
“...Fat digestion in the small intestine is reliant on a pancreatic secretion called pancreatin-containing lipase as well as the enzymes protease and amylase.  In some vegetarian diets, very little bile is produced since the liver is not stimulated to produce bile, with the result that the large fat molecules are not properly emulsified, making it...”


...the condition
“...Blood tests that measure levels of lipase and amylase may indicate inflammation...”
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“...Although the fluid has some of the thick viscous lubricant nature of saliva from the glands in the floor of the mouth, the parotids secrete high levels of ptyalin and amylase (starch-digesting enzymes) lysozymes (antimicrobial enzymes) and a group of proteins loosely called parotin that stimulate epithelial and nerve cell growth.”


...the condition
“...Laboratory findings ... Ascitic fluid – turbid, bloody, may contain fat globules; increased WBC; Gram's stain and aerobic and anaerobic cultures show multiple organisms; increased amylase; increased mononuclear cells and decreased glucose occur in tuberculous peritonitis...”

Poor Small Intestine Health

...the condition
“...Lipase, amylase, trypsin, chymotrypsin and sodium bicarbonate are received from the pancreas upon hormonal signals from pancreozymin and other hormones (produced in the small intestine) and neural signals...”


...the condition
“...The absence or significant decrease of the pancreatic enzymes, amylase, lipase, trypsin, and chymotrypsin limits fat, protein and carbohydrate digestion, resulting in steatorrhea due to fat malabsorption...”
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