Definition of Autoantibody

1. Noun. An antibody acting against tissues of the organism that produces it.

Specialized synonyms: Rheumatoid Factor
Generic synonyms: Antibody



Definition of Autoantibody

1. Noun. An antibody formed in response to an agent (autoantigen) produced by the organism itself ¹

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Definition of Autoantibody

1. [n -DIES]

Medical Definition of Autoantibody

1. Antibodies directed against self antigens, that is a normal tissue component. An immunoglobulin is produced in response to a normally occuring antigen in the same patient. This reaction results from the immune system wrongly recognising itself as foreign and the resulting reaction produces damage, typically in the form of inflammation. See: rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, myasthenia gravis. (18 Nov 2007)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autoantibody

autoallergy
autoamputate
autoamputated
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autoamputation
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autoanalysers
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autoantibodies
autoantibody (current term)
autoanticomplement
autoantigen
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autoaugmentation
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Literary usage of Autoantibody

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... autoantibody (NZB mice) results in a dramatic increase in the uptake of radioactive label by the liver of recipients suggesting loss of cell viability ..."

2. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"MRL-Ipr/lpr mice are notable for autoantibody production (64,87). We therefore determined if MRL-lpr/lpr mice of various NOS2 genotypes displayed ..."

3. Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"(2000) found a lack of evidence for trichloroethylene- induced autoantibody production and systemic-lupus-erythematosus-like disease in Brown Norway rats ..."

4. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"... the specific CNS site of action of a virus or autoantibody may be crucial in an infectious- autoimmune model of schizophrenia. ..."

5. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... Thyroid autoantibody immunological test system. (a) Identification. ... autoantibody immunological test system is a device that consists of the ..."

6. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"In a study of postpartum thyroiditis, thyroid function and ultrasonically determined thyroid size were evaluated in 36 thyroid autoantibody positive healthy ..."

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