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Adj.1.ergotropic - of or relating to ergotropism
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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.
VHF, a zone of very low-frequency oscillations (slow 2nd order waves) with the frequency of 0.04-0.003 Hz (25-333s), reflects cerebral ergotropic effect on underlying levels and makes possible assessment of the brain functional state, ULF, a zone of ultra low-frequency oscillations with the frequency more than 0.003 Hz, characterizing balance of energy and cortical mechanisms of regulation and coordinating functional activity of all systems in organism (Baevskyi, 2001; Khaspekova, 2003; Kotelnikov et al., 2002; Kleiger et al., 2005).
The dual physiological mechanisms can be conceptualized as the two directions in which consciousness can be altered: the ergotropic pathway of increasing arousal through sympathetic nervous system activation, culminating in the extreme of mystical ecstasy, and the trophotropic pathway of decreasing arousal through parasympathetic nervous system activation, culminating in deep trance (Fischer, 1971).