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autoimmunity
n. self-immunization, production of antibodies within the body

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Autoimmunity
Autoimmunity is the system of immune responses of an organism against its own cells and tissues. Any disease that results from such an aberrant immune response is termed an autoimmune disease. Prominent examples include Celiac diseasediabetes mellitus type 1Sarcoidosissystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Sjögren's syndrome,  Churg-Strauss SyndromeHashimoto's thyroiditisGraves' diseaseidiopathic thrombocytopenic purpuraAddison's Diseaserheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitisPolymyositis (PM), and Dermatomyositis (DM). Autoimmune diseases are very often treated with steroids.

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autoimmunity

Noun
1. production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body; produces autoimmune disease or hypersensitivity reactions
(hypernym) pathology
(part-holonym) autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder


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autoimmunity
noun
state where an organism produces autoantibodies to attack its own cells


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