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Ptyalin, -e, tī′a-lin, n. the nitrogenous essential principle of saliva.
The action of ptyalin, however, continues in the fundus of the stomach until stopped by the acid in the gastric juice.Dietetics for Nurses|Fairfax T. Proudfit
Here a similar action is caused by an enzyme called ptyalin.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
The diastase of the malt has the same action on starch as the ptyalin in the saliva.The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition|A. W. Duncan
Amylopsin, the starch-digesting enzym, appears to be very similar to ptyalin in its power to digest carbohydrates.Encyclopedia of Diet|Eugene Christian