Somogyi unit

Somogyi unit n a unit that is a measure of the hydrolyzing action of serum amylase on starch and that is equivalent to the amount of enzyme in 100 milliliters of blood serum required to produce 1 milligram of glucose when acting on a standard starch solution under defined conditions

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the amount of amylase that will liberate reducing equivalents equal to 1 mg of glucose per 30 minutes under defined conditions.

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