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- another term for amylase
- ‘Known as malting, this procedure releases the enzyme diastase, which converts the starches in grain to maltose sugar.’
- ‘Five-micrometer sections were processed for routine histology and stained with hematoxylin-eosin, periodic acidSchiff with and without pretreatment with diastase, and Aldan blue.’
- ‘Periodic acid-Schiff with diastase and mucin stains were also negative.’
- ‘Mayer mucicarmine and periodic acid-Schiff with diastase staining demonstrated the presence of intracytoplasmic and luminal mucin (Figure, C).’
- ‘Histochemical stains (periodic acid-Schiff with and without diastase, Alcian blue at pH 2.5, and mucicarmine) were performed to characterize the nature of secretions.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek diastasis separation, from dia apart + stasis placing.
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