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