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ˌɔ toʊ ɪˈmyunau·toim·mune

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. autoimmuneadjective

    of or relating to the immune response of the body against substance normally present in the body


  1. autoimmuneadjective

    Of or pertaining to autoimmunity.


  1. autoimmune

    In immunology, autoimmunity is the system of immune responses of an organism against its own healthy cells, tissues and other normal body constituents. Any disease resulting from this type of immune response is termed an "autoimmune disease". Prominent examples include celiac disease, post-infectious IBS, diabetes mellitus type 1, Henoch–Schönlein purpura (HSP) sarcoidosis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Sjögren syndrome, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves' disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Addison's disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis, polymyositis (PM), dermatomyositis (DM), Alopecia Areata and multiple sclerosis (MS). Autoimmune diseases are very often treated with steroids.Autoimmunity means presence of antibodies or T cells that react with self-protein and is present in all individuals, even in normal health state. It causes autoimmune diseases if self-reactivity can lead to tissue damage.


  1. autoimmune

    Autoimmune refers to a condition or response when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. This can lead to various autoimmune diseases and disorders, as the body fails to distinguish between its own cells and foreign entities like bacteria and viruses.


  1. Autoimmune

    Autoimmune is an album by Meat Beat Manifesto. Originally announced as a twenty track 2xCD release, Dangers decided to shorten the album down to a single disc with different track listings between the US and European releases. Stylistically, it steps up the pace a bit from other recent MBM albums, flirting with elements of dub, hip-hop, industrial, breakbeat and more, and this has resulted in the album being billed as a partial return to the early industrial sound of the band in the late 80s. The album has also been described as Jack Dangers' take on dubstep, though Dangers has stated that MBM has always utilized the underlying concepts of that particular genre. This is also the first MBM album to feature Danger's vocals since Actual Sounds + Voices in 1998; he appears on the track "Solid Waste". The album cover continues the checker-board/grid theme also seen on past MBM albums Actual Sounds + Voices, RUOK?, and the Off-Centre EP. Most of the remaining songs that were excised from the original double-disc concept were later released on an EP available only on the Autoimmune tour.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Autoimmune in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Autoimmune in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Autoimmune in a Sentence

  1. Caroline Thomason:

    Tom Brady likely excludes nightshade veggies – tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, etc. – from his diet because they also have been shown to react with our immune system, this is especially true in folks with autoimmune conditions who are more susceptible to a lower immune system.

  2. Richard Oram:

    This is a genetic test which essentially means that it measures genetic risk factors for type 1 diabetes and it measures very simply and cheaply in a way that's easy to do, and it means that when a patient presents with diabetes we could measure that genetic risk and if the genetic risk is higher for type 1 diabetes it means they're very likely to have autoimmune type-1 diabetes, and if the genetic risk is low for type 1 diabetes then they're much more likely to have type 2 diabetes, the kind of diabetes associated with obesity.

  3. Simin Meydani:

    A certain amount of inflammatory response is needed to get rid of the pathogens and to help the the body's immune system perform its function, but if you produce too many inflammatory components, it can be damaging to surrounding tissues. It can cause autoimmune diseases. It can cause chronic diseases.

  4. Ellen Mowry:

    That being said, if the results are true, there are many compounds in coffee, so it's not clear which compound might be the cause. Caffeine is an attractive candidate and can impact the immune system, so perhaps it helps to combat the autoimmune process in some way.

  5. Michael Klaper:

    Serious diseases, from inflammatory arthritis to various autoimmune diseases, can be triggered by this mechanism.

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