bioenergetics


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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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