COMPLICATIONS OF ALCOHOLISM DURING MURINE ANCYLOSTOMIASIS A REVEIWV.V. VARDHANI
Alcoholism is the most common form of drug abuse in the world population. The specific aim of the present review is to assess the effects of alcohol on the immune system of female swiss albino mice during Ancylostoma caninum infection. Ethanol treated animals exhibited comparable depression in both natural and acquired immunity. Long standing or short period ethanol consumption acts as a chronic physiologic stress and often leads to alcoholic immunosuprression. Alcoholic mice showed a number of behavioural and immunophysiological differences following ethanol ingestion.
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