11.58: Autoimmune Diseases Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12 % Progress MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Practice Progress % % Practice Now MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Share Add to Library Turn In Read Practice Resources Details Loading... Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue. Color Highlighted Text Notes Show More Vocabulary Language: English ▼ English TermDefinition allergy Over-sensitivity of the immune system when it attacks a harmless substance. autoimmune disease Disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s own cells. multiple sclerosis Disease in which the immune system attacks nerve cells, resulting in weakness and pain. rheumatoid arthritis Disease in which the immune system attacks the cells of joints, causing joint damage and pain. type 1 diabetes Disease in which the immune system attacks normal cells of the pancreas, preventing the production of insulin. Image Attributions Show Hide Details Description Explains autoimmune diseases and allergies and why they occur. Learning Objectives None Related Materials Autoimmune Diseases - Advanced Autoimmune Diseases Difficulty Level: At Grade Authors: Jessica Harwood Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. Contributors: Doris Kraus, Ph.D. Niamh Gray-Wilson Jean Brainard, Ph.D. Sarah Johnson Jane Willan Corliss Karasov Editors: Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. Tags: allergy autoimmune diseases multiple sclerosis (3 more) rheumatoid arthritis SCI.BIO.947.L.2 SCI.LSC.947.L.1 Subjects: science Life Science Concept Nodes: SCI.LSC.947 (Autoimmune Diseases) Grades: 7 , 8 Date Created: Nov 29, 2012 Last Modified: Aug 30, 2016 Vocabulary None Save or share your relevant files like activites, homework and worksheet.To add resources, you must be the owner of the Modality. Click Customize to make your own copy.