Definition of bioenergetics in US English:


plural noun

  • 1The study of the transformation of energy in living organisms.

    • ‘This possibility was addressed by Humphries et al. who used a number of experimental and modeling approaches, based on bioenergetics, to predict effects of climate warming on the distribution of northern mammals.’
    • ‘Proton pumps are a family of membrane proteins that play a pivotal role in the bioenergetics of the cell.’
    • ‘Aqueous proton transport plays an important role in a number of biological functions, such as bioenergetics and cell signaling.’
    • ‘Considerable work has been done with proton conductance pathways, which are important in bioenergetics and pH regulation.’
    • ‘These studies are likely to provide insights to possible mechanisms of proton transfer in complex proteins involved in bioenergetics.’
    • ‘These effects may have relevance to the heat stability of other redox proteins in bioenergetics.’
    • ‘Fish bioenergetics model output demonstrates that this criterion accounted for [greater than] 96% of annual mean fish consumption of benthos during this study.’
    • ‘Hence the focus on the body, on bioenergetics, on Reich and Lowen that informed my first post to this thread.’
    • ‘Information from prior explicit tests of the fish bioenergetics model suggests that estimates of specific consumption rates are especially sensitive to fish size and thermal history.’
    • ‘Those studies could, in turn, facilitate additional investigations in paleoclimatology, evolutionary studies, paleoecology, and bioenergetics.’
    • ‘As an additional consideration in butterfly, the lower the shoulders are to the water (good for bioenergetics, but bad for impingement biomechanics), the worse it is for recovery impingement.’
    • ‘The applications in photosynthesis are still scarce despite the unique opportunity given by the fully controllable energy input of plant bioenergetics.’
    • ‘In this review, we illustrate how bioenergetics can be used to predict the regional biodiversity, species range limits, and community trophic organization of mammals under future climate scenarios.’
    • ‘Somewhere along the line, I fell in with the charismatic megafauna, and now I work on the physiology, bioenergetics, behavior, and bioacoustics of marine mammals.’
    • ‘Fish were segregated into finer size classes to estimate consumption rates with the bioenergetics model as described earlier.’
    • ‘Another central question addressed by bioenergetics is how reactions are regulated to allow them to occur at rates fast enough to support life.’
    • ‘My name is Sooff, I'm a specialist in bioenergetics.’
    • ‘Such a scenario is quite likely as the bioenergetics of transfers, particularly across endo-membrane systems is quite different to that found at a root plasma membrane.’
    • ‘Under this model, state is based on bioenergetics and an individual's physiological condition, with factors such as food supply, nutrition, and habitat availability influencing when and how energy will be allocated to reproduction.’
    • ‘A fish bioenergetics model developed as software by Hewett and Johnson was used to estimate daily consumption rates of juvenile and adult fishes from 20 May to 10 August of each year.’
  • 2A system of alternative psychotherapy based on the belief that emotional healing can be aided through resolution of bodily tension.

    • ‘Fortunately for me, they often give the game away by insisting that Kirlian photography shows the bioenergetic field surrounding the human body or by praising William Reich's Orgone Therapy.’
    • ‘Combining bioenergetics and manipulative treatment, a full course involves ten one-hour treatments, each focusing on a different part of the body, which should combine to successfully reorientate the whole.’
    • ‘It covers resistance training; bioenergetics; muscular, nervous and cardiovascular system adaptations as well as basic training systems and programs designed to enhance strength, power and endurance.’
    • ‘Stephen Kane is ex-Director of the Institute for Advanced Health Research, which pioneered new bioenergetic techniques for overcoming allergy-related illnesses and their associated chronic infections and environmental stresses.’
    • ‘The healers in this study were an assorted group: psychics, many trained in bioenergetic healing, a Buddhist, a rabbi, a shaman, Native American medicine man, and a Christian.’
    • ‘The other document described ‘bioinformation’ such as telepathy, precognition and clairvoyance and bioenergetics like psychokinesis and telekinesis.’
    • ‘Practitioners included healers from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Native American, and shamanic traditions as well as graduates of secular schools of bioenergetic and meditative healing.’
    • ‘The bioenergetic therapist, according to Robbins, also may guide the patient to change the physical expression of these body starters.’
    • ‘One of the most promising therapeutic approaches that I endorse, with reservations, is the bioenergetics of psychiatrist, Alexander Lowen.’
    • ‘For having the capability to release kundalini energy is precisely analogous to being able to detonate an atomic bomb; it's a secret weapon of mass consciousness destruction/creation, only on a bioenergetic level.’
    • ‘If [non-physical] bioenergetic fields exist, then some two hundred years of physics, chemistry, and biology has to be re-evaluated.’
    • ‘However, the two chapters on bioenergetic analysis (one by Resneck-Sannes, the second by Robbins) provide worthwhile information for the hypnosis clinician and are fairly well focused.’