re-uptake

[ ree-uhp-teyk ]
/ riˈʌp teɪk /

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.

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Origin of re-uptake

First recorded in 1970–75

Words nearby re-uptake

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Medical definitions for re-uptake

reuptake
[ rē-ŭptāk′ ]

n.

The reabsorption of a neurotransmitter, such as serotonin or norepinephrine, by a neuron following impulse transmission across a synapse.
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