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Definition of Autoimmune process

Autoimmune process: A process in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys body tissue that it mistakes for foreign matter. See also: Autoimmune disease; and Autoimmunity.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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