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autoregulation

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noun au·to·reg·u·la·tion \ˌȯt-ō-ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of autoregulation

  1. :  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

autoregulate

\-ˈreg-yə-ˌlāt\play verb

autoregulated

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autoregulating

autoregulatory

\-ˈreg-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\play adjective

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