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What is the relationship between substance P and fibromyalgia?

Substance P is a neurotransmitter, or brain chemical, that stimulates pain receptors in the body. If a person's substance P levels are elevated, his or her perception of pain may be greatly exaggerated. Some scientists have investigated whether high levels of substance P play a role in the pain associated with fibromyalgia. More research is needed on the link between substance P and fibromyalgia.

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