What Does Reuptake Mean?


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Reuptake on the whole is reabsorption of a neurotransmitter done via the molecular transporter of a pre-synaptic neuron after it has carried out its basic function of passing on a neural impulse.

This averts additional movement of the neurotransmitter, fading its effects. A well known example of this is the serotonin which is a neurotransmitter. It is created by nerve cells in the brain and is applied by nerves to communicate with each other. A nerve discharges the serotonin which is created in the space around it.

The serotonin moreover passes across that space and connects to receptors on the exterior surface of the nerve which created it, so that it can be take up again by the nerve for recycling. This method is known as reuptake.

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