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Regulating BP/Flow

Peripheral Mechanisms - Autoregulation

What is the definition of Autoregulation/Active Hyperemia? LOCALIZED Arteriole dilation or constriction
What is the function of Autoregulation/Active Hyperemia? improves BF to areas in need
What is the significance of Autoregulation/Active Hyperemia? NOT DEPENDANT on Nerves or Hormones - quick, simple, solves local deficiencies
What is the 1st step in Autoregulation/Active Hyperemia? increased Tissue Metabolism
What is the 2nd step in Autoregulation/Active Hyperemia? decreased Extracellular O2 - increased Extracellular CO2/acidity
What is the 3rd step in Autoregulation/Active Hyperemia? Ateriole fatigue/dilation
What is the 4th step in Autoregulation/Active Hyperemia? increased BF
What is the 5th step in Autoregulation/Active Hyperemia? increased O2 delivery & CO2 removal
What is the 6th step in Autoregulation/Active Hyperemia? restored Vasomotor Tone
Created by: Kristel
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