[ 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.
Origin of re-uptake
First recorded in 1970–75
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