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re-uptake

[ree-uhp-teyk]
noun Physiology.
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:
1970–75

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re-uptake

noun
a process of using up or consuming again; "psychopharmacologists discovered that amine reuptake is a process that inactivates monoamine neurotransmitters" [syn: reuptake
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