Definitions for reuptakeriˈʌpˌteɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the reabsorption of a chemical into the cell that released it.
Category: Chemistry, Biochemistry
Origin of reuptake:
a process of using up or consuming again
"psychopharmacologists discovered that amine reuptake is a process that inactivates monoamine neurotransmitters"
A second or subsequent uptake
Specifically, the reabsorption of a neurotransmitter by a neuron after the transmission of a neural impulse across a synapse