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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.


(Biology) (functioning as singular) the study of energy transformations in living organisms and systems
ˌbioˌenerˈgetic adj


(ˌbaɪ oʊˌɛn ərˈdʒɛt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the study of energy transformation in living systems.
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In a study of mice, the scientists showed that black tea alters energy metabolism in the liver by changing gut metabolites.
KL1333 has been developed by the South Korean pharmaceutical company Yungjin Pharm and has in pre-clinical models shown to increase mitochondrial aerobic energy production, while limiting the accumulation of lactate, counteracting the formation of free radicals and lead to other long-term positive effects on energy metabolism such as the formation of new mitochondria.
It's not only required for strong bones and teeth but also vital for muscle contraction and energy metabolism.
Previous studies show that chemicals in green tea called polyphenols are absorbed and alter the energy metabolism in the liver.
Physiological adaptations of body mass and energy metabolism were the main strategies for small mammals to cope with the changing natural environment, which have great significance to improve their viability (Zhao and Wang, 2007).
The bugs in our gut affect our energy metabolism, making it easier to break down carbohydrates, protein and fibre," said Jonathan Scheiman, post-doctoral student at Harvard Medical School.
As we well know, the "Warburg effect" is the main theory of the energy metabolism in cancer cells.
KL1333 has in preclinical studies been demonstrated to increase mitochondrial energy output, reduce lactate accumulation, diminish the formation of free radicals, and to have long-term beneficial effects on energy metabolism.
The product contains vitamin D to support bone, teeth, muscle and immune health; vitamin A and zinc to help support a heathy immune system; and vitamin B12 to support energy metabolism.
Found in every cell in the body, NAD+ is an enzyme that plays a critical role in maintaining youthful energy metabolism.
Robert DiSilvestro, PhD of The Ohio State University has taken his years of experience and research in applied human nutrition and pharmacology to create Vionica, an iron-based nutraceutical designed to increase aerobic energy metabolism in women, decreasing run times and improving performance in workouts.
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