HyperDic: autoimmune_disease

English > 1 sense of the expression autoimmune disease:
NOUNstateautoimmune disease, autoimmune disorderany of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
English > autoimmune disease: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningAny of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues.
Synonymautoimmune disorder
Partsautoimmunityproduction of antibodies against the tissues of your own body
NarrowerGraves' disease, exophthalmic goiterexophthalmos occurring in association with goiter
Hashimoto's diseaseautoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland
ankylosing spondylitis, Marie-Strumpell disease, rheumatoid spondylitisA chronic form of spondylitis primarily in males and marked by impaired mobility of the spine
discoid lupus erythematosus, DLEA chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40
lupus erythematosus, LEA chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
multiple sclerosis, MS, disseminated sclerosis, disseminated multiple sclerosisA chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
myasthenia gravis, myastheniaA chronic progressive disease characterized by chronic fatigue and muscular weakness (especially in the face and neck)
pemphigusA skin disease characterized by large thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membrane
rheumatoid arthritis, atrophic arthritis, rheumatismA chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities
scleroderma, dermatosclerosisAn autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue
thrombocytopenic purpura, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, purpura hemorrhagica, Werlhof's diseasepurpura associated with a reduction in circulating blood platelets which can result from a variety of factors
type I diabetes, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, IDDM, juvenile-onset diabetes, juvenile diabetes, growth-onset diabetes, ketosis-prone diabetes, ketoacidosis-prone diabetes, autoimmune diabetessevere diabetes mellitus with an early onset
BroaderdiseaseAn impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
Catalanmalaltia autoimmunitària

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