amine pump

amine pump

Usage notes: (informal)
an active transport system in the presynaptic nerve endings that takes up released amine neurotransmitters. Adverse reactions to some drugs, notably tricyclic antidepressants, block this function, resulting in a high concentration of norepinephrine in cardiac tissue and resultant tachycardia and arrhythmia. See also monoamine oxidase inhibitor.
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TCA's work by blocking the reuptake of norepinephrine (NE) and/or 5HT (serotonin) by their respective amine pumps through central and peripheral nerve membranes.