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er·go·tro·pic

(er'gō-trop'ik),
The term introduced by W.R. Hess to denote those mechanisms and the functional status of the nervous system that favor the organism's capacity to expend energy, as distinguished from the trophotropic mechanisms promoting rest and reconstitution of energy stores. In general, the balance between ergotropic and trophotropic nervous mechanisms corresponds in large part to that between the sympathetic and parasympathetic subdivisions of the autonomic nervous system.
[ergo- + G. tropos, a turning]

er·go·tro·pic

(er'gō-trop'ik)
Mechanisms and the functional status of the nervous system that favor the organism's capacity to expend energy.
[ergo- + G. tropos, a turning]
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We have proposed that as the hypertrophotropic state creates a state of oceanic bliss, the ergotropic eruption results in the experience of a sense of a tremendous release of energy ...
[The phon is a standardized measure of loudness of a pure tone, correcting the decibel scale for differences in perception of different sound frequencies.--Ed.] If the sound level increases there will be an increase in ergotropic reactions [functions of the nervous system that favor expending energy], which contribute to develop strength and tension in a person and will activate the organism.
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