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hydrolytic enzyme

enzyme that catalyzes a reaction in which the substrate is broken down by the addition of water


pancreatic enzyme that breaks fats into fatty acids and glycerol


enzyme produced in small intestine that breaks down maltose


enzyme produced by pancreas and small intestine that hydrolyzes DNA and RNA into their component nucleotides


an enzyme in the small intestine that breaks down nucleotides into the base, sugar and phosphate

pancreatic amylase

enzyme from pancreas that breaks down starch to maltose


an enzyme in the stomach that breaks down protein into peptides


inactive enzyme precursor of pepsin, becomes pepsin when it comes in contact with hydrochloric acid


enzymes that split peptides into amino acids, found attached to surface of microvilli membrane in small intestine


measure of how acidic or basic a solution is; the scale ranges from below 0 to above 14; solution with pH above 7 is basic and a pH below 7 is acidic


element or compound produced by a chemical reaction

salivary amylase

an enzyme in saliva that breaks starch into smaller particles and eventually into the disaccharide maltose

site of action

the place in your body where the enzyme action takes place

site of production

the glandular source of the enzyme


the reactant on which an enzyme works


enzyme in pancreatic juice that breaks down protein molecules into peptides

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