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GIT Digestion of Potatoes

10 year old girl enjoys a big helping of mashed potatoes. Which of the following is involved in the initial digestion of this macronutrient?

A. Bile acids
B. Pepsin
C. Enterokinase
D. Amlyase
E. Gastric acid
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D. Amlyase (salivary) ??
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Salivary amylase of course
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D. Amylase
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Carbohydrate digestion starts with salivary amylase in mouth..
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Correct Answer Correct answer is D

Correct answer is D Amylase. Salivary glands secrete alpha amylase ptyalin - which begins starch digestion.
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If only NBME questions were like this one lol
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