Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The absorption by a presynaptic nerve ending of a neurotransmitter that it has secreted.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Cocaine acts by inhibiting norepinephrine reuptake in peripheral sympathetic nerve terminals as well as stimulating central sympathetic outflow.’
- ‘Concern is growing that serotonin reuptake inhibitors may precipitate suicidal behaviour, especially in children’
- ‘It inhibits serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine reuptake.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.