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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Enfermedad autoinmunitaria

Autoimmune disease (AW-toh-ih-MYOON dih-ZEEZ)
A condition in which the body recognizes its own tissues as foreign and directs an immune response against them.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.