- the continual automatic adjustment or self-regulation of a biochemical, physiological, or ecological system to maintain a stable state.
Origin of autoregulation
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- The tendency of the blood flow toward an organ or part to remain at or return to the same level despite changes in arterial pressure.
- A biological system equipped with inhibitory feedback systems such that a given change tends to be largely or completely counteracted.
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