reuptake
noun Date: 1968 the reabsorption by a neuron of a neurotransmitter following the transmission of a nerve impulse across a synapse

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  • reuptake — by 1977; see RE (Cf. re ) + UPTAKE (Cf. uptake) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Reuptake — 350px|A synapse during re uptake. Note that some neurotransmitters are lost and not reabsorbed.Reuptake, or re uptake, is the reabsorption of a neurotransmitter by the neurotransmitter transporter of a pre synaptic neuron after it has performed… …   Wikipedia

  • reuptake — re·up·take ( )rē əp .tāk n the reabsorption by a neuron of a neurotransmitter following the transmission of a nerve impulse across a synapse <antidepressants which block the reuptake of norepinephrine> * * * re·up·take (re upґtāk)… …   Medical dictionary

  • reuptake — noun a process of using up or consuming again psychopharmacologists discovered that amine reuptake is a process that inactivates monoamine neurotransmitters • Syn: ↑re uptake • Hypernyms: ↑uptake * * * (ˈ)rēˌ noun Etymology: re + uptake …   Useful english dictionary

  • reuptake — re·up·take (rē ŭpʹtāk ) n. The reabsorption of a neurotransmitter, such as serotonin or norepinephrine, by a neuron following impulse transmission across a synapse. * * * …   Universalium

  • reuptake — noun a) A second or subsequent uptake b) Specifically, the reabsorption of a neurotransmitter by a neuron after the transmission of a neural impulse across a synapse …   Wiktionary

  • reuptake — noun Physiology the absorption by a presynaptic nerve ending of a neurotransmitter that it has secreted …   English new terms dictionary

  • reuptake — re·uptake …   English syllables

  • reuptake — re•up•take [[t]riˈʌpˌteɪk[/t]] n. chem. biochem. the reabsorption of a chemical into the cell that released it • Etymology: 1975 80 …   From formal English to slang

  • reuptake — /riˈʌpteɪk/ (say ree uptayk) noun Medicine the reabsorption of a secreted substance by the cell which secretes it …   Australian English dictionary

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