autoregulation

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Related to heterometric autoregulation: homeometric autoregulation
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Noun1.autoregulation - (physiology) processes that maintain a generally constant physiological state in a cell or organismautoregulation - (physiology) processes that maintain a generally constant physiological state in a cell or organism
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
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By delaying the onset of relaxation, the heart prolongs and maintains systole, as a part of heterometric autoregulation (Starling law) under the conditions of increased capacity and load pressure.
In accordance with Starling's law of the heart, or so-called heterometric autoregulation, cardiac output is intimately dependent on Pv, since right atrial pressure is virtually identical to central venous pressure.