from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An antibody that reacts with the cells, tissues, or native proteins of the individual in which it is produced.

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  • n. An antibody formed in response to an agent (autoantigen) produced by the organism itself

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  • n. an antibody acting against tissues of the organism that produces it


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  • A comprehensive evaluation of thyroid function and autoantibody production is the best way to diagnose this disease.

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  • To summarise it: some diabetes sufferers have an autoantibody that's responsible for their resistance to insulin, and the Pambakians supposed that, as insulin resistance is so uniquely destructive, if they could derive a peptide from the autoantibody, it would be uniquely curative.

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