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autoantibody

Syllabification: au·to·an·ti·bod·y
Pronunciation: /ˌôdōˈan(t)əˌbädē
 
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Definition of autoantibody in English:

noun (plural autoantibodies)

Physiology
An antibody produced by an organism in response to a constituent of its own tissues.
Example sentences
  • Autoantibodies such as antinuclear antibodies and myositis-specific autoantibodies bind to proteins normally present inside one's own normal skin and muscle cells.
  • Examples of these substances include plasma proteins such as albumin and immunoglobulins, pathogenic autoantibodies, clotting factors, endotoxins, and proinflammatory cytokines.
  • All patients had significant increases in autoantibodies against neural antigens.

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