Saliva vs Ptyalin - What's the difference?

saliva | ptyalin |


As nouns the difference between saliva and ptyalin

is that saliva is (physiology) a clear, slightly alkaline liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands, consisting of water, mucin, protein, and enzymes it moistens the mouth, lubricates ingested food, and begins the breakdown of starches while ptyalin is (enzyme) a form of amylase found in saliva that breaks down starch into maltose and dextrin.

saliva

English

(wikipedia saliva)

Noun

  • (physiology) A clear, slightly alkaline liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands, consisting of water, mucin, protein, and enzymes. It moistens the mouth, lubricates ingested food, and begins the breakdown of starches.
  • Synonyms

    * spit * spittle

    Derived terms

    * salivary * salivate

    See also

    * drool * sputum

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    ptyalin

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (enzyme) A form of amylase found in saliva that breaks down starch into maltose and dextrin.
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