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Definition of "autoimmune" []

  • Of or relating to an immune response by the body against one of its own cells or tissues. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "autoimmune" in a sentence
  • "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."