autoregulation

noun
au·​to·​reg·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌȯt-ō-ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce autoregulation (audio) \

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

Other Words from autoregulation

autoregulate \ -​ˈreg-​yə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce autoregulation (audio) \ verb autoregulated; autoregulating
autoregulatory \ -​ˈreg-​yə-​lə-​ˌtōr-​ē, -​ˌtȯr-​ How to pronounce autoregulation (audio) \ adjective

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“Autoregulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/autoregulation. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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