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.

Nearby words

  1. re-strain,
  2. re-trace,
  3. re-tread,
  4. re-treat,
  5. re-up,
  6. re-view,
  7. re.,
  8. rea,
  9. rea silvia,
  10. reabsorption

Origin of re-uptake

First recorded in 1970–75

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Word Origin and History for reuptake

reuptake

n.

also re-uptake, by 1977; see re- + uptake (n.).

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