reuptake

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noun re·up·take \(ˈ)rē-ˈəp-ˌtāk\

Definition of reuptake

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

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First Known Use of reuptake

1968


Medical Dictionary

reuptake

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noun re·up·take \(ˈ)rē-ˈəp-ˌtāk\

Medical Definition of reuptake

  1. :  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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