amylopsin

Word Origin for amylopsin

C19: from amylo (lysis) + (pe) psin
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Examples from the Web for amylopsin

Historical Examples of amylopsin

  • 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

[ăm′ə-lŏpsĭn]
n.
  1. The starch-digesting amylase produced by the pancreas and present in pancreatic juice.
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