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Amylase /ˈæmɪlz/ is an enzyme. It is found in saliva and pancreatic juice. It can break down starch into maltose. It stops working at 60°C. It works in the mouth and small intestine during digestion.

Amylase breaks down starch and turn it into glucose. Carbohydrase breaks down carbohydrates which have longer chains and more complex such as starch.