Effect of Varying Blood Sugar Level in Anaphylactic Shock

  • H. L. Dhar
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 9)


Rats and mice are known to be resistant to anaphylactic shock (Gallivallerio, 1910; Longcope, 1922). Procedures used to increase the susceptibility of these species to anaphylactic shock include hypophysectomy (Molomut, 1939), suprarenalectomy (Weiser, Golub & Hamre, 1941), the use of Bordetella pertussis vaccine along with the sensitising dose of antigen (Malkiel & Hargis, 1952) and injection of insulin a shortwhile before challenge (Dhar & Sanyal 1963; Adamkiewicz, Sacra & Ventura, 1964). These procedures have a common factor in the production of hypoglycaemia and as such attempts have been made to analyse the mechanism involved by which alterations in the blood sugar level modify the severity of anaphylactic shock.


Horse Serum Blood Sugar Level Glucose Infusion Pertussis Vaccine Anaphylactic Shock 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. L. Dhar
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  1. 1.Dept. of PharmacologyJawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Med. Education & Res.PondicherryIndia

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