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Definition of Amylase

Amylase: An enzyme produced in the pancreas and salivary glands that helps in the digestion of starches. Elevation of blood amylase is common in pancreatitis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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