Amniotic Fluid Amylase
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This paper is a report of the history of amniotic fluid amylase. In the first segment of the paper, amylase is discussed. Properties of the enzyme and historical background are reviewed. The second segment deals with amniotic fluid. Its composition and the many theories proposed concerning its origin are reported. In the third segment, amniotic fluid amylase itself is discussed. The final segment is a report of work now in progress which may eventually provide data on the origin of amniotic fluid amylase.