[ ree-uhp-teyk ]
/ riˈʌp teɪk /
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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Medical definitions for re-uptake
[ rē-ŭp′tāk′ ]
The reabsorption of a neurotransmitter, such as serotonin or norepinephrine, by a neuron following impulse transmission across a synapse.
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