autoimmune

Adjective describing a situation in which the immune system responds to normal components of the body. Several diseases are thought to have an autoimmune component, but it is often not clear whether this is causative.

autoimmune

Type: Term Pronunciation: aw′tō-i-mūn′ Definitions: 1. Term describing cells and antibodies arising from and directed against the individual's own tissues, as in autoimmune disease.
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autoimmune

[adj] - of or relating to the immune response of the body against substance normally present in the body
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Autoimmune

Adjective: Of, having to do with, or caused by antibodies which are attacking one's own body. It is thought by some experts that Aplastic Anaemia is an autoimmune disease.
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Autoimmune

Autoimmune: Pertaining to autoimmunity, a misdirected immune response that occurs when the immune system goes awry and attacks the body itself. Autoimmunity is present to some extent in everyone and is usually harmless. However, autoimmunity can cause a broad range of human illnesses, known collectively as autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases o...
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autoimmune

<immunology> Pertaining to autoimmunity. ... (02 Jan 1998) ...
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autoimmune

adjective of or relating to the immune response of the body against substance normally present in the body
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autoimmune

pertaining to autoimmunity.
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autoimmune

autoimmune 1. Pertaining to the immune response of an organism against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components. 2. Marked by the state of autoimmunity or having the property of responding immunologically to tissues of one's own body. 3. In autoimmune disorders, components of a body's immune system target one or more of the person's own ...
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Autoimmune

Autoimmune describes a disease that is caused by the action of antibodies produced against substances normally present in the body.
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