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uptake

 [up´tāk]
absorption and incorporation of a substance by living tissue.
biologic uptake movement of hazardous substances from the environment into the tissues of plants or animals.
radioactive iodine uptake (radioiodine uptake) uptake of radioiodine from the blood by the thyroid gland; see radioiodine uptake test.
T3 resin uptake (triiodothyronine resin uptake) the uptake of radioactive triiodothyronine at binding sites on resin, contrasted to uptake at sites on thyroxine-binding globulin in the triiodothyronine resin uptake test.

up·take

(ŭp'tāk),
The absorption by a tissue of some substance, food material, mineral, and its permanent or temporary retention.

uptake

/up·take/ (up´tāk) absorption and incorporation of a substance by living tissue.

uptake

[up′tāk]
Etymology: AS, uptacan
the drawing up or absorption of a substance.

up·take

(ŭp'tāk)
The absorption by a tissue of some substance (e.g., food material, mineral) or its permanent or temporary retention.
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Overall, the number of people who responded to the Department s benefit uptake activities in 2014 /15 increased by 24% on the previous year to 43,610.
Uptake of two doses of the new rotavirus vaccine in children reaching their first birthday was almost 84%.
Dye uptake was therefore calculated according to the Lambert-Beer law to determine the relationship between dye concentration and absorbance.
Uptake is at the front of this evolution," said Brad Keywell, Co-Founder and CEO of Uptake.
Caco-2 cells, which are human epithelial colorectal adenocarcinoma cells, were used as in vitro model to investigate the cellular uptake and cytotoxicity of [beta]-lg nanoparticles.
Association of vascular fluoride uptake with vascular calcification and coronary artery disease.
Healthcare workers who support clinical staff have recorded an uptake of 66.
The Department of Health has said that the dip in MMR vaccine uptake that occurred from the late 1990s can be attributed to the now discredited research which that linked vaccination to autism.
Despite extensive study of iron availability, the exact mechanism of iron uptake remains unknown.
Proliferated bilateral mammary tissue was demonstrated on CT (Figure 1, upper left), while increased FDG uptake in the bilateral anterior chest was observed on FDG-PET (SUVmax = 2.
Prof Field told the Guardian: "Rates of uptake are shockingly low.