Chronic disabling disease caused by the abnormal production of antibodies to normal body tissues; multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematosus are examples.
Antibodies (proteins) secreted by B-cell lymphocytes (plasma cells)
Blocking or turning off the normal immune response.
Formation of lymphocytes
Abnormal collection of fluid in tissue spaces caused by obstruction of lymph vessels and backflow of lymph.
Deficiency of lymphoccytes
Increase in numbers of lymphoctes in the bloodstream
resembling or derived from the lymph or tissue of the lymphoid system
Disease of lymph nodes
Inflammation of lymph nodes
Enlargement of the spleen
Removal of the spleen
Syndrome of spleen enlargement and destruction of red blood cells
Malignant tumor of the thymus gland
Removal of the thymus gland
Pertaining to a toxin, which is a poison or harmful substance
Exaggerated or unusual hypersensitivity to foreign protein or other substance
Fluid that fills the space in between cells