Describe autoregulation within peripheral circulations

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College Answer

Most candidates failed to fully comprehend the question. Candidates displayed some difficulty 
in differentiating regulation at a local level (which is what the question asked for) from that of 
central regulation (e.g. sympathetic nervous system activity, cardiac output, etc.), which was 
not what the question asked for. Other omissions were a failure to define and explain 
autoregulation. Most candidates mentioned the myogenic and the metabolic theories, but 
failed to provide sufficient details as to their mechanisms. It was expected candidates would 
provide some detail as to locally acting factors. Adenosine and nitric oxide were mentioned 
on occasions but others such as endothelin and prostacyclin were often omitted.