An antibody is a protein used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects like bacteria and viruses.
Some people believe that people with autism spectrum disorders are susceptible to immune deficiencies and that these deficiencies may produce some of the symptoms of autism.
They also believe that some of deficiencies can be overcome by injecting or swallowing some types of anti-body, such as immune globulin.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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