Elevated levels of amylase are usually indicative of medical conditions associated with the pancreas. The following Buzzle write-up provides information on the possible contributing factors for elevated amylase levels.
Amylase Levels in the Blood
Amylase breaks down the starch and carbohydrate present in the food into simple forms that are readily usable by the body. The normal amylase levels in the blood is 25 to 160 U/L (units per liter). A condition of very low or high...
Salivary amylase, as the name suggests, is secreted in human and animal saliva. The article below explains the functions of the salivary amylase and the role it plays in the process of digestion.
Amylase Vs. Lipase
Of the scores of different enzymes in the body, amylase and lipase are two enzymes that help us digest the food we eat. Here is an article that explains the key differences in the two enzymes.
Amylase is a digestive enzyme that is produced by the salivary gland and the pancreas. This write-up provides information on the diagnostic test that is conducted for checking amylase levels.