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What does amylase do for the body?

Question #1008. Asked by wendy.

dave_fl
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dave_fl
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A natural plant extract which helps the body to break down and assimilate the starches and carbohydrates ingested. Can help reduce stress.

Apr 08 2000, 10:42 PM
Shawna
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Shawna

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Amylase is produced by the exocrine pancreas and the salivary glands to aid in the digestion of starch. It is also produced by the small intestine mucosa, ovaries, placenta, liver, and fallopian tubes.

Apr 10 2000, 9:53 PM
salma123
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salma123

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Amylase are names given to enzymes that break down starch. They are classified as saccharidases, enzymes that cleave polysaccharide(s).

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amylase

Dec 06 2006, 12:15 PM
DPISHERE
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DPISHERE
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It helps find pancreatic diseases in the body and it can help determine if a treatment for your pancreatic disease in working.

link http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/amylase-17444

Feb 11 2009, 3:10 PM
puppy_luv16
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puppy_luv16

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Amyalase (salivary amylase) is an enzyme secreted by the salivary glands. It is also called ptyalin. It help in the process of digestion.
link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amylase
link http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Salivary+amylase

Dec 22 2009, 10:35 AM
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