(redirected from Autoimmune Diseases)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.


Of, relating to, or resulting from an immune response by the body against an antigen in its own cells or tissues: an autoimmune reaction; an autoimmune disorder.

au′to·im·mu′ni·ty n.
au′to·im′mu·ni·za′tion (-ĭm′yə-nə-zā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autoimmunity - production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body; produces autoimmune disease or hypersensitivity reactions
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition


n autoinmunidad f
References in periodicals archive ?
Although there are 80 Types of Autoimmune Diseases, but 14 most Common Autoimmune Diseases are as follows:
3 September 2019 - The CEO of Swedish biotech company Cyxone AB, specialising in autoimmune diseases, has acquired additional shares of Cyxone to increase his ownership, the company said.
Pupils at the Glenburn school enjoyed the science and autoimmune disease event, where they took part in experiments, talks and workshops about their body, immune system and autoimmune diseases.
Autoimmune diseases can produce symptoms that include everything from itchy, scaly skin and fatigue to joint pain and digestive problems.
- The Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology has published an article titled, "Why Don't We Have a Vaccine Against Autoimmune Diseases?" co-written by Dr.
The grant, awarded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will provide Axtell with $2.8 million to study NMO and investigate its similarities to other autoimmune diseases, particularly multiple sclerosis.
In particular, the CS singled out cardiovascular dis-eases, diabetes and obesity-driven diseases.It is, however, important to note that autoimmune diseases are also on the rise.
Accumulating evidence shows that regulatory T cells are critically involved in diverse autoimmune diseases.20 In many systemic autoimmune diseases, such as SLE and idiopathic SS, abnormalities in regulatory T cells occur.21
Autoimmune diseases are caused by immune system over-activity, which is when the body attacks and damages its own tissues.
Patients should also pay great attention over whether they have other related autoimmune diseases, of which Sjogren's Syndrome is one.
Compugen announced the online publication of the discovery and validation of the ILDR2 protein as a novel immune checkpoint and its use as an Fc fusion protein for the treatment of autoimmune diseases in two peer-reviewed papers in The Journal of Immunology.

Full browser ?