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Definition: 'Alpha Amylase'

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alpha amylase

Type: Term

Pronunciation: al′fă am′i-lās

Definitions:
1. A starch-splitting enzyme obtained from a nonpathogenic bacterium of the Bacillus subtilis class, used to treat inflammatory conditions and edema of soft tissues associated with traumatic injury; its therapeutic usefulness has not been fully established and its mode of action is not known.




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