autoregulation


au·to·reg·u·la·tion

noun \ˌt-ō-ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of AUTOREGULATION

: the maintenance of relative constancy of a physiological process by a bodily part or system under varying conditions; especially : the maintenance of a constant supply of blood to an organ in spite of varying arterial pressure <the influence of vasoactive agents on autoregulation of renal flow—Science>
au·to·reg·u·late \-ˈreg-yə-ˌlāt\ verb, au·to·reg·u·lat·ed au·to·reg·u·lat·ing
au·to·reg·u·la·to·ry \-ˈreg-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtr-\ adjective

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