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an enzyme of the pancreatic juice that converts starch into sugar; pancreatic amylase
Word Origin
C19: from amylo(lysis) + (pe)psin
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  • amylopsin completes the digestion of starch that was begun by the saliva.

    Encyclopedia of Diet Eugene Christian
  • amylopsin is much more powerful and rapid than the ptyalin of the saliva, especially on uncooked starch.

  • amylopsin, the starch-digesting enzym, appears to be very similar to ptyalin in its power to digest carbohydrates.

    Encyclopedia of Diet Eugene Christian
  • One part of amylopsin can change forty thousand times its bulk of starch to glucose.

    Encyclopedia of Diet Eugene Christian
  • The amylopsin likewise in the pancreatic secretion acts upon the starch and dextrin, changing them to maltose.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
amylopsin in Medicine

amylopsin am·y·lop·sin (ām'ə-lŏp'sĭn)
The starch-digesting amylase produced by the pancreas and present in pancreatic juice.

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