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- Louis Pasteur
Serum amylase is part of the hydrolases, the subgroup of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolytic degradation of starch, glycogen, poly- and oligosaccharides. Amylase is an exocrine secretion enzyme that is present in the serum as two main isoenzymatic forms: pancreatic (40% of the total serum amylase) and salivary (60% of the total serum amylase). The enzyme is also present in much smaller amounts in the liver, duodenal juice, small intestine, fallopian tubes, and skeletal muscles.
venous blood samples
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