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The reabsorption of a neurotransmitter, such as serotonin or norepinephrine, by a neuron following impulse transmission across a synapse.


(riːˈʌpteɪk) biochem
vb (tr)
to reabsorb (a neurotransmitter) following the transmission of a nerve impulse across a synapse
the reabsorption of a neurotransmitter by a neuron following the transmission of a nerve impulse across a synapse


the reabsorption of a chemical into the cell that released it.
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Noun1.reuptake - a process of using up or consuming again; "psychopharmacologists discovered that amine reuptake is a process that inactivates monoamine neurotransmitters"
uptake - a process of taking up or using up or consuming; "they developed paper napkins with a greater uptake of liquids"
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Additionally, the analysis identified two factors, usage of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors for management of depression and usage of Aprepitant for nausea management, which were correlated to removal rates and that will help lead to further improvements of post-placement symptom management.
CLARITY is a Phase II, 10-week, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-centre study designed to examine the efficacy and safety of adjunctive use of the product in patients with major depressive disorder who have an inadequate response to standard antidepressant therapy with either a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.
Using supplements donated by the Life Extension Foundation, researchers revealed in Advances in Integrative Medicine that the addition of the nutritional supplement S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) therapy improved symptoms in adults who failed to optimally respond to drugs.
A / PATIENTS TREATED WITH selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the serotonin/norepmephrme reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) venlafaxine have significantly higher rates of overall sexual dysfunction--including desire, arousal, and orgasm--than patients treated with placebo (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, randomized controlled trials [RCTs] with heterogeneous results).
Levomilnacipran SR is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.
Among them, citalopram, fluoxetine, and paroxetine belong to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), first-line therapeutic agents for treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders such as major depression, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic disorder, to name but a few.
Tricyclic antidepressants and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) "are our friends" because they treat depression and, unlike selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, neuropathic pain, as well, he said.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the mainstay of pharmacological treatment for both depression and anxiety disorders.
Sexual side effects are most often associated with serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSR1s), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants.
All had failed to respond adequately to treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), he said.
Medical records of patients taking serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) and patients taking a serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) were analyzed to see whether the effectiveness of each drug corresponded to genetic differences, if at all.