Monday , 22 April 2024

Introduction to Immunostimulants, Probiotics and Prebiotics: A Review

Subha Ganguly*
AICRP On Post Harvest Technology (ICAR), Department of Fish Processing Technology, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, 5, Budherhat Road, P.O. Panchasayar, Kolkata-700 094, West Bengal, India

Abstract: Immuno stimulants are substances that stimulate the immune system by inducing activation or increasing activity of any of its components. The term immunostimulant can be used interchangeably with immunomodulator, adjuvant and biological response modifier. Immunostimulators are drugs and nutrients which stimulate particularly cells of the monocyte / macrophage system and thereby modulate and potentiates the immune system of the body.
Key words: Immuno stimulant, Immune system

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