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bi·o·en·er·get·ics

(bī'ō-en-er-jet'iks),
1. The study of energy changes involved in the chemical reactions within living tissue.
2. The study of energy exchanges between living organisms and their environments.

bioenergetics

(bī′ō-ĕn′ər-jĕt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. Biology The study of the flow and transformation of energy in and between living organisms and between living organisms and their environment.
2. Psychology A form of therapy that focuses on the physical manifestation of emotional tension and stress, combining psychotherapy with physical therapies such as massage, relaxation techniques, and exercises in posture and breathing.

bi′o·en·er·get′ic adj.

bioenergetics

[-en′ərjet′iks]
Etymology: Gk, bios + energein, to be active
a system of exercises based on the concept that natural healing will be enhanced by bringing the patient's body rhythms and the natural environment into harmony.

bioenergetics

Alternative psychology 
A technique developed by a US psychoanalyst, Alexander Lowen, who viewed disease as a defect in the flow of the body’s life energy (bioenergy), which is most often due to chronic muscle tension; bioenergetics allegedly helps persons integrate the mind through verbal expression of emotional conflicts with the body in terms of breathing, moving, self-expression and sexuality.  Anecdotal reports suggest that bioenergenics may be effective in managing asthma, dyspnoea, headache, stress-related disease and post-shock syndrome.
 
Biophysics
A field that studies the effects of thermodynamics on biological systems.

bi·o·en·er·get·ics

(bī'ō-en'ĕr-jet'iks)
1. The study of energy changes involved in the chemical reactions within living tissue.
2. The study of energy exchanges between living organisms and their environments.

bioenergetics,

n 1. system in which natural healing is enhanced by creating harmony between the patient's body and the natural environment.
2. therapy created by neo-Reichian physician Alexander Lowen holding that body and mind are functionally identical. Work with the body eases mental tensions and vice-versa, thus creating greater emotional and physical flexibility.

bioenergetics

section of biochemistry concerned with the mechanisms whereby the energy made released from the oxidation of substrates or the absorption of light can be used to drive thermodynamically unfavorable reactions such as the synthesis of ATP from ADP and Pi, or the accumulation of ions across membranes.
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Nonetheless, these studies contribute scientific validation that conscious intention can apparently drive bioenergetic changes.
Mitochondrial DNA damage is associated with reduced mitochondrial bioenergetics in Huntington's disease," Free Radical Biology and Medicine, vol.
For the following data analysis, bioenergetic responses were averaged over the 20-min steady-state period and, then, compared with each threshold value determined from the V[O.
Using the data 1 have acquired on beluga physiology, physical condition, and diet, I plan to build bioenergetic models for different age, sex, and reproductive classes of belugas to predict consumption rates and the consequences of prey shifts (e.
Since we all require efficient and uninterrupted energy supplies, we all need to be thinking about optimizing our bioenergetic status with CoQ10 supplementation.
Unfortunately, variables affecting thermoregulation such as precipitation, wind, and radiant energy are seldom documented (Parker and Robbins 1985), and lack of standardization in techniques and variable diets are cause for caution when comparing bioenergetic studies of cervids (Renecker and Hudson 1986).
The aims of this study were to elucidate the effect of TPG on the activities of antioxidant defense targets and the bioenergetic system in rat cardiomyocytes.
Morreale is a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Bioenergetic Practitioner.
These tests confirmed that Revitalin PF, with its energizing actives produced by fermentation baker's yeast, boosts the two fundamental bioenergetic processes: glycolysis and mitochondrial respiration.
The other branch of bioenergetic studies is screening of microalgae as a new source of biofuel.
We also knew that bioenergetic failure appeared before disease symptoms.
For the first time, says Lane, "It is possible to trace a coherent pathway leading from no more than rocks, water and carbon dioxide to the strange bioenergetic properties of all cells living today.