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reuptake

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Definition of reuptake in English:

noun

[mass noun] Physiology
The absorption by a presynaptic nerve ending of a neurotransmitter that it has secreted.
Example sentences
  • Cocaine acts by inhibiting norepinephrine reuptake in peripheral sympathetic nerve terminals as well as stimulating central sympathetic outflow.
  • They prolong the effect of a neurotransmitter by blocking its reuptake after it ferries a signal across the gap from one nerve cell to the next.
  • The drug blocks reuptake of noradrenaline and serotonin, promoting satiety.

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