Veterinary Research Communications

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 83–98 | Cite as

Pharmacological aspects of hypersensitivity in domestic animals: A review

  • Peter Eyre


Hypersensitivities may be divided into (a) antibody-dependent, immediate-type reactions and (b) cell (lymphocyte)-mediated, delayed-type reactions. The former are mediated by a complex group of biochemical agents including biogenic amines, lipids and polypeptides. The latter class are mediated by a group of chemical agents known as lymphokines. This article describes the basic immunopharmacology of allergic reactions in mammals and further relates the fundamental phenomena to important clinical manifestations in domestic species. The classification of antiallergic drugs and their applications in the control of clinical allergic conditions are also reviewed.


Public Health Lipid Polypeptide Clinical Manifestation Veterinary Medicine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Eyre
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  1. 1.Pharmacology Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary CollegeUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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