Definition of reuptake in English:


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[mass noun] Physiology
  • The absorption by a presynaptic nerve ending of a neurotransmitter that it has secreted.
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    • 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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