Definition: A class of hydrolytic enzymes that act on glycosides; a-glycosidases act on a-glycosidic linkages (a-amylase) whereas ß-glycosidases act on ß-glycosidic linkages (ß-glucosidase). They can be further divided into those enzymes that act on O-glycosyl, N-glycosyl, or S-glycosyl compounds.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.