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horror autotoxicus

 

Definition: a term introduced by Ehrlich, meaning that immunity is directed against foreign materials but not against the constituents of one's own body; exceptions to this concept are the autoallergic reactions and diseases.

Synonym(s): self-tolerance

[L., dread of self-poisoning]

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