Origin of ptyalin
Examples from the Web for ptyalin
One part of ptyalin, according to Mialhe, was capable of transforming 800 parts of insoluble starch into sugar.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
These unorganized ferments are such as rennin, pepsin, trypsin, ptyalin.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
The diastase of the malt has the same action on starch as the ptyalin in the 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
Amylopsin is much more powerful and rapid than the ptyalin of the saliva, especially on uncooked starch.