American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The reabsorption of a neurotransmitter, such as serotonin or norepinephrine, by a neuron following impulse transmission across a synapse.
- n. rare A second or subsequent uptake
- n. biochemistry Specifically, the reabsorption of a neurotransmitter by a neuron after the transmission of a neural impulse across a synapse
- n. a process of using up or consuming again
“A type of drug known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which is also used for depression, is effective for PTSD.”
“There's some sort of delicate balance between exercise, joint pain, serotonin reuptake, caloric intake, and how much owie I can reasonably expect my body to absorb with in the process of trying to keep it healthy that I need to strike here.”
“I agreed to be put on an SSRI, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.”
“Serotonin reuptake inhibitors work by doing just that - they prevent serotonin from being reuptaken into the nerve cells, which leaves a higher concentration of free serotonin in the brain to make us feel good.”
“The authors examined the effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the most commonly taken class of antidepressant, on “completed suicide” rates (as opposed to suicidal tendencies and attempted suicides) over 25 years in 26 countries.”
“Another type, called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) work by slowing down the reuptake process.”
“A McGill University study has found that a new class of drugs known as serotonin4 (5-HT4) receptor agonists may take effect four to seven times faster than traditional selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.”
“Every listed brand-name reuptake inhibitor Cymbalta, Effexor, Lexapro, Paxil, and Zoloft is non-preferred, meaning the consumer cost will be higher.”
“The researchers looked at transporter proteins in the family of Na+ symporters, which remove neurotransmitters from the synapse in a process called reuptake that is essential to the proper function of neural transmission.”
“One way is by releasing it, a second way is by inactivating it once it is released into the synaptic space between the nerve endings, and the third way is by absorbing it, a process known as "reuptake".”
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