American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to an immune response by the body against one of its own cells or tissues.
- adj. pathology, immunology Of or pertaining to autoimmunity.
- adj. of or relating to the immune response of the body against substance normally present in the body
- From auto- + immune. (Wiktionary)
“The benefits of this dietary lifestyle are unusually broad, going beyond the prevention of most diseases like cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, obesity, certain autoimmune diseases and nuisance diseases (colds, flu, acne, headaches, etc.).”
“Arava works by blocking an enzyme that's involved in autoimmune inflammation.”
“Some diseases, like cancer and certain autoimmune conditions, are characterized by a reduction in cell death, leading to the survival of cells normally destined to die.”
“Experts at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) found that smokers with the long-term autoimmune disorder faced an increased risk for skin damage and rashes.”
“SLE is a long-term autoimmune disorder affecting about one in every 2000 people.”
“I called Mrs. Johnson and told her that Blackie had a condition called autoimmune hemolytic anemia — his body was destroying its own blood cells.”
“Doctors attributed his deafness not to painkillers, but to a condition called autoimmune inner-ear disease, though they noted that he didn't display most of the symptoms associated with AIED.”
“When these results were available, I made the diagnosis of a type of liver inflammation hepatitis called autoimmune hepatitis and recommended that Janet undergo a liver biopsy to confirm the diagnosis and to find out how extensive her disease was.”
“• Antinuclear antibody ANA is used to help diagnose a condition called autoimmune hepatitis.”
“Most recently, however, the idea of autoimmune malfunction has come under a new realm of investigation.”
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