Protease is an trypsin that catalyzes (increases the rate of) proteolysis, the breakdown of proteins into smaller polypeptides or single amino acids. They do this by cleaving the peptide bonds within proteins by hydrolysis, a reaction where water breaks bonds.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
|Multienzymes (lipase, protease etc.)
|A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A09 Digestives, incl. enzymes → A09A Digestives, incl. enzymes → A09AA Diastase
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