au·​to·​reg·​u·​la·​tion ˌȯt-ō-ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce autoregulation (audio)
: 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 verb
autoregulated; autoregulating
autoregulatory adjective

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“Autoregulation.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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