January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1813
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A definition of the term "ptyalin" is presented. It refers to a salivary enzyme that hydrolyzes starch and glycogen to maltose. It also hydrolyzes starch and glycogen to a small amount of glucose.


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