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Las enzimas son proteínas complejas que producen un cambio químico específico en todas las partes del cuerpo. Por ejemplo, pueden ayudar a descomponer los alimentos que consumimos para que el cuerpo los pueda usar. La coagulación de la sangre es otro ejemplo del trabajo de las enzimas.

Las enzimas son necesarias para todas las funciones corporales. Se encuentran en cada órgano y célula del cuerpo, como en: 

  • La sangre
  • Los líquidos intestinales
  • La boca (saliva)
  • El estómago (jugo gástrico) 

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