autoimmunity


autoimmunity
1. In immunology, the condition in which one's own tissues are subject to deleterious effects of the immune system, as in autoallergy and in autoimmune disease; specific humoral or cell-mediated immune response against the body's own tissues. SYN: autoallergy. 2. Literally, the condition in which “self” is exempt.

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au·to·im·mu·ni·ty .ȯt-ō-im-'yü-nət-ē n, pl -ties a condition in which the body produces an immune response against its own tissue constituents

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n.
a disorder of the body's defence mechanisms in which an immune response is generated against components or products of its own tissues, treating them as foreign material and attacking them. See autoimmune disease, immunity.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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