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response

1. Bridge a bid replying to a partner's bid or double
2. Christianity a short sentence or phrase recited or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant at a church service
3. Electronics the ratio of the output to the input level, at a particular frequency, of a transmission line or electrical device
4. any pattern of glandular, muscular, or electrical reactions that arises from stimulation of the nervous system

response

[ri′späns]
(communications)
(control systems)
A quantitative expression of the output of a device or system as a function of the input. Also known as system response.
(statistics)
The value of some measurable quantity after a treatment has been applied.
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Autoimmune response Fluorescent Not fluorescent (A fluorescent sample indicates that the antibody is present, which is consistent with coon hound disease.
To my knowledge, this is the first study showing the correlation between the histological changes in the thyroid gland secondary to silicate exposure and the serum autoimmune response.
Although an autoimmune response occurs in most persons, clinically relevant autoimmune disease develops only in susceptible persons (Figure 2).
Because 75% of patients with myasthenia gravis have thymic abnormalities, the origin of the autoimmune response, points towards the thymus gland.
Our findings seem to fit into the theory that in certain autoimmune diseases, such as SLE, the content of apoptotic bodies comes into contact with the immune system, leading to an autoimmune response.
An autoimmune response can be either humoral (eg, circulating autoantibodies) or cellular (eg, delayed hypersensitivity).
An autoimmune response has been indicated as a possible cause of thyroid disease.
It is possible that the infection started an autoimmune response against the bladder, the patient's original symptoms were from IC all along, or an infeering organism is in bladder cells but is not detectable through routine tests.
Elevated levels of these antibodies indicate that a child's symptoms may be due to an infection-induced autoimmune response.
Previous studies have found that a protein called HSP70i plays a vital role in the autoimmune response that causes vitiligo.
It happens that some of what he said is true: The cause of most cases of low thyroid are an autoimmune response.
This study is an extension of our previous study (Almogairen et al, Lupus 2009 April) 17,but examining the correlation between the autoimmune response and the histopathological changes in the thyroid gland.

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