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autoregulation

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

medical 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

autoregulate

play \-ˈreg-yə-ˌlāt\ verb autoregulated; autoregulating

autoregulatory

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

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