re-uptake

[ree-uhp-teyk]

noun Physiology.

the process by which the presynaptic terminal of a neuron reabsorbs and recycles the molecules of neurotransmitter it has previously secreted in conveying an impulse to another neuron.

Origin of re-uptake

First recorded in 1970–75
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