A condition where the immune system attacks some part of the body that it should not consider as foreign, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis
an immune response by the body against one of its own tissues, cells, or molecules.
A condition in which the body produces antibodies to its own tissue.
Disorder of the body's immune system in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys body tissue that it believes to be foreign.
See Autoimmune Disease.
The body's own immune system attacks its own tissues or organs.
of or relating to the immune response of the body against substance normally present in the body
a condition where the body's immune system is unable to distinguish between foreign particles and the body's own cells and as a result attacks normal body tissue.
autoimmune diseases and reactions appear when the body's immunological system reacts against itself.
Conditions caused when the body’s immune system antibodies (the system that normally protects us from foreign germs like bacteria and viruses) start to attack some of the body’s own cells. Type 1 diabetes is one example of an autoimmune condition, which is caused when antibodies (the immune system’s chemical weapons) attack and destroy the insulin-producing islet cells.
A condition in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues, falsely recognizing them as foreign.
The state of adaptive immune system responsiveness to self antigens that occurs when mechanisms of self-tolerance fail (1).
Pertaining to autoimmunity, a misdirected immune response that occurs when the immune system goes awry and attacks the body itself. See the entire definition of Autoimmune
Referring to a response of the immune system directed against the body's own tissue, an abnormal state (the immune system is designed to response foreign tissue) believed to contribute to a number of chronic diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus).
An abnormal response of the immune system, causing antibodies and immune mediated cells to attack parts of the body. This mechanism may explain many diseases.
An immune reaction against one's own tissue.
related to or caused by autoantibodies. A disease where the body's cells attacks themselves.
Of, relating to, or caused by antibodies or T cells that attack molecules, cells, or tissues of the organism producing them
Having the property whereby immune cells respond to tissues in ones' own body.
The immune system recognises and then gets rid of infections using cells called lymphocytes and proteins called antibodies. Usually the immune system can tell the difference between normal body proteins (â€œselfâ€) and those of bacteria or viruses (â€œforeignâ€). Occasionally â€œselfâ€ proteins are recognised as â€œforeignâ€ and inflammation develops. This is called an autoimmune reaction. There are a number of autoimmune diseases e.g. some forms of diabetes or thyroid disease. These are not linked to transverse myelitis.
a disease when the bodies' immune system attacks itself i.e. diabetes, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis).
The process of making antibodies against one's self (one's intrinsic antigens).
adj. (ah-toe-ih-MYOON) Of, relating to, or caused by the body mistakenly attacking itself
A disease occurring when the body misrecognises part of its own tissue as foreign and attacks that tissue causing damage.
A condition in which the body's immune system causes disease by attacking its own organs and tissues.
Pertaining to a condition characterized by a specific immune response against constituents of the body's own tissues.
Making antibodies against one's own cells.
A condition in which the body makes antibodies against its own tissues, and damages itself (see antibodies, above).
An abnormal characteristic or condition in which the body reacts against constituents of its own tissues.
A Situation when the bodies own immune response system departs from normal operation and attacks the body itself.
Aggressive action of the body towards its own tissue.