Type: Term Pronunciation: aw′tō-an′ti-bod-ē Definitions: 1. An antibody that occurs in response to antigenic constituents of the host's tissue (or 'self antigen') and reacts with the inciting target tissue.
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An autoantibody is an antibody (a type of protein) manufactured by the immune system that is directed against one or more of the individual`s own proteins. It is derived from the Greek "auto" which means "self", "anti" which means "against" and "body". Many autoimmune diseases, notably lupus erythe...
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[n] - an antibody acting against tissues of the organism that produces it
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Autoantibody: An antibody directed against the patient's own body tissue.
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Antibody that reacts with an antigen that is a normal component of the body. Obviously this can lead to some problems, and autoimmunity has been proposed as a causative factor in a number of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. See also systemic lupus erythematosus, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, myasth...
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Antibody that reacts with an antigen that is a normal component of the body. Obviously this can lead to some problems and autoimmunity has been proposed as a causative factor in a number of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. ... See: systemic lupus erythematosus, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, myasthe...
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noun an antibody acting against tissues of the organism that produces it
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(aw″to-an´tĭ-bod″e) an antibody formed in response to, and reacting against, an antigenic constituent of the individual's own tissues.
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harmful antibody that attacks components of the body called self antigens. Normally autoantibodies are routinely eliminated by the immune system`s ... [3 related articles]
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autoantibody, autoantibodies 1. An antibody that an organism produces against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components. 2. An antibody that reacts against normal substances present in the organism producing it and is present in autoimmune diseases. 3. An antibody directed against a self a...
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An antibody directed against "self," i.e., against the body.
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An antibody made against substances formed by a person
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