autoaggressive

adjective

au·​to·​ag·​gres·​sive ˌȯ-tō-ə-ˈgre-siv How to pronounce autoaggressive (audio)
: relating to or being antibodies or T cells that attack the molecules, cells, or tissues of the organism producing them : autoimmune
Ideally, one would like to modulate or eliminate the autoaggressive T cells but leave the remaining immune system intact.Hartmut Wekerle and Reinhard Hohlfeld, The New England Journal of Medicine

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“Autoaggressive.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/autoaggressive. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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