- of or relating to the immune response of an organism against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components.
Origin of autoimmune
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Examples from the Web for autoimmune
This autoimmune disorder, which affects about seven in 10,000 people, causes numbness and pain in the limbs and imbalance walking.Drums Aren’t Just for Music: They’re Therapy, Too
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The Andrews family had already lost a daughter to an autoimmune disease in 1999.The Army Lied About the Hero Who Died Looking for Bowe Bergdahl
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The thing is that autoimmune diseases—like diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and rheumatoid arthritis—are on the rise.New Research Shows Poorly Understood “Leaky Gut Syndrome” Is Real, May Be the Cause of Several Diseases
March 27, 2014
Nightshades have been associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions and headaches.Pizza Might Be Your Enemy
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That means women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and anyone with an autoimmune disease should probably avoid these cleanses.Is Your Juice Cleanse Doing More Harm Than Good?
February 11, 2014
- (of a disease) caused by the action of antibodies produced against substances normally present in the body
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Word Origin and History for autoimmune
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- Of or relating to an immune response by the body against one of its own tissues, cells, or molecules.
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