reuptake

noun re·up·take \ (ˈ)rē-ˈəp-ˌtāk \

Definition of reuptake

: the reabsorption by a neuron of a neurotransmitter following the transmission of a nerve impulse across a synapse

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1968

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reuptake

noun re·up·take \ (ˈ)rē-ˈəp-ˌtāk \

medical Definition of reuptake

: 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

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