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Definitions

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  • noun pathology, immunology The condition where one's immune system attacks one's own tissues, i.e., an autoimmune disorder.

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  • noun production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body; produces autoimmune disease or hypersensitivity reactions

Etymologies

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From auto ("self") + immune (response) + -y ("condition").

Examples

  • The best we can do to describe the notion that environmental chemicals might be linked to autoimmunity is to use the clunky phrase “environmental autoimmune disease triggers,” which is analogous to saying “environmental cancer disease triggers” instead of, simply, “carcinogens.”

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The best we can do to describe the notion that environmental chemicals might be linked to autoimmunity is to use the clunky phrase “environmental autoimmune disease triggers,” which is analogous to saying “environmental cancer disease triggers” instead of, simply, “carcinogens.”

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • T regulatory cells are used by the body to control autoimmunity, which is explained in this video by Thomas Ichim, the CEO of

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs

  • Faustman’s approach offered a distinct advantage over much of the current treatment in autoimmunity, which is usually more broadly immunosuppressive—meaning it tinkers with all T cells or all B cells in order to try to keep the autoimmune reaction from occurring.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Faustman’s approach offered a distinct advantage over much of the current treatment in autoimmunity, which is usually more broadly immunosuppressive—meaning it tinkers with all T cells or all B cells in order to try to keep the autoimmune reaction from occurring.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Dausset drew on Coombs's work to develop the idea that white blood cells could possess the same quality of "autoimmunity" displayed by red blood cells.

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  • Since Diabetes Type 1 (T1D) is a autoimmune decease stopping the autoimmunity should be the first course of action, either through immunosuppression (

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  • Previous studies have associated enterovirus infections with type I diabetes and pre-diabetes autoimmunity but the findings weren't conclusive.

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  • "Whenever you deal with autoimmunity that's the first thing you ask about -- are you affecting the ability to fight infections?"

    Trials of type 1 diabetes vaccines bring mixed results

  • In addition to preventing rejection we've got to prevent the disease from coming back, so these studies are absolutely key to understanding the mechanism and the prevention of recurring autoimmunity, Schatz explained.

    Trials of type 1 diabetes vaccines bring mixed results

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