Definition of reuptake in English:



mass nounPhysiology
  • 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.’
    • ‘It inhibits serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine reuptake.’
    • ‘Concern is growing that serotonin reuptake inhibitors may precipitate suicidal behaviour, especially in children’
    • ‘Cocaine acts by inhibiting norepinephrine reuptake in peripheral sympathetic nerve terminals as well as stimulating central sympathetic outflow.’
    • ‘The drug blocks reuptake of noradrenaline and serotonin, promoting satiety.’