Definition of autoimmune in English:

autoimmune

Line breaks: auto|immune
Pronunciation: /ˌɔːtəʊɪˈmjuːn
 
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adjective

Medicine
Relating to disease caused by antibodies or lymphocytes produced against substances naturally present in the body: the infection triggers an autoimmune response
More example sentences
  • It can occur by itself or with other, common autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
  • In autoimmune diseases, antibodies attack the body itself.
  • It is associated with autoimmune illnesses, including rheumatoid arthritis.

Derivatives

autoimmunity

noun
More example sentences
  • There is no vaccine, and none is likely because the role of autoimmunity in pathogenesis is under dispute.
  • There are perhaps up to 100 diseases where autoimmunity is involved in one way or other, including diabetes, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • The importance of innate immune mechanisms in controlling viral infections, cancer and autoimmunity is currently an area of intense research.

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