self-tolerance


self–tol·er·ance

noun \-ˈtä-lə-rən(t)s, -ˈtäl-rən(t)s\

Definition of SELF-TOLERANCE

:  the physiological state that exists in an organism when its immune system has proceeded far enough in the process of self-recognition to lose the capacity to attack and destroy its own bodily constituents

First Known Use of SELF-TOLERANCE

1964

self–tol·er·ance

noun \ˈself-ˈtäl(-ə)-rən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SELF–TOLERANCE

: the physiological state that exists in a developing organism when its immune system has proceeded far enough in the process of self-recognition to lose the capacity to attack and destroy its own bodily constituents—called also horror autotoxicus

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