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Autoregulation
Definition:
The ability of a tissue or organ to regulate its own function without extrinsic neural or hormonal input.

For example, in the kidneys, autoregulation ensures relatively constant blood flow and pressure through the kidney tubules in order to maintain a fairly constant glomerular filtration rate (GFR).






Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Last updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014