substance P


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substance P

[′səb·stəns ′pē]
(biochemistry)
An undecapeptide widely distributed in the central nervous system and found in highest concentrations in superficial layers of the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, in the trigeminal nerve nucleus, and in the substantia nigra; acts as a neurotransmitter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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