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re-uptake

[ ree-uhp-teyk ]
/ riˈʌp teɪk /
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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

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