Skip to Content


Pronunciation: aw′tō-al′er-jē

Definition: An obsolete term for an altered reactivity in which antibodies (autoantibodies) are produced against a person's own tissues, causing a destructive rather than a protective effect.

Synonym(s): autoimmunity

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.