meaning of Antithyroid antibody

Antithyroid antibody meaning in Medical Dictionary

An antibody directed contrary to the thyroid gland, a gland which produces thyroid hormones (such, including, thyroxine and triiodothyronine). Antithyroid antibodies are involving inflammation of thyroid gland and affect its purpose. Antithyroglobulin and antimicrosomal antibodies are examples of antithyroid antibodies.