[ UK /ˈʌpte‍ɪk/ ]
[ US /ˈəpˌteɪk/ ]
  1. a process of taking up or using up or consuming
    they developed paper napkins with a greater uptake of liquids
  2. the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
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How To Use uptake In A Sentence

  • The decrease in myocardial oxygen consumption was evidenced by a gradual decline in atrioventricular oxygen difference, indicating a decrease in myocardial oxygen uptake relative to supply.
  • Recent research has investigated one more option, Johnson reported -- that of toltrazuril sulfone or ponazuril given at a loading dose along with dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) to improve uptake of the medications. Thoroughbred News | BloodHorse.com
  • Plant roots need oxygen for the uptake of water and nutrients and so do not penetrate below the water table (apart from those such as mangrove types with special adaptations).
  • The oligonucleotide is chemically modified for in vivo stability and specific placental uptake. The Scientist
  • Three syngeneic animals and one animal with allograft had marked focal uptake of annexin V in a linear pattern corresponding to the left thoracotomy site.
  • He was quick on the uptake. Times, Sunday Times
  • A number of the older tricyclic antidepressants, typical neuroleptic medications and, more recently, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been trialed in eating disorders.
  • There are two main classes of antidepressant used for treating cataplexy - the Tricyclic antidepressants and the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs).
  • It is also unknown whether all patients with clinical symptoms or only those with diffuse scintigraphic uptake have a localized low tibial bone mineral density.
  • The enhanced uptake of selenate over selenite is mediated by an active transport mechanism in the small intestine, presumably involving the same transporter protein that carries sulfate; sulfate is a close chemical cousin of selenate but not of selenite. Netvouz - new bookmarks
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