ergoreceptor

ergoreceptor

(ĕr″gŏ-rĕ-sep′tŏr)
Any of the sensory receptors in muscle that detect chemical by-products of skeletal muscle contraction and relaxation.
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Muscle ergoreceptor overactivity reflects deterioration in clinical status and cardiorespiratory reflex control in chronic heart failure.
The mechanism may relate to the release of ergoreceptors, afferent nerve activity and increased [beta]-endorphin production/release that are stimulated by needle insertion into skin and muscle.
They activate what are known as ergoreceptors in the muscle that signalize to the body that the muscle cannot sustain the workload.