ergotropic


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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]

ergotropic

[ur′gōtrop′ik]
1 pertaining to an activity or work state involving somatic muscle, sympathetic nervous system, and cortical alpha rhythm activity.
2 pertaining to the administration of medications or other therapies to energize the power of the body's blood and other tissues to resist infections.

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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When comparing the spectral characteristic charts before and after the rehabilitation treatment and those of the control (healthy person) groups, a pronounced decrease in the activity of ergotropic and humoral-metabolic mechanisms of HR regulation (VLF from 55 to 38%), a decrease in the activity of the sympathetic centers of the macromyelon (LF from 39 to 30%), and an increase in the activity of the parasympathetic centers of the macromyelon (HF from 6 to 32%) are observed, which indicate the predominance of the total score of parasympathetic (cardioinhibitory) and sympathetic (cardiac stimulant) centers of the macromyelon over the central mechanisms of HR regulation.
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 .
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.