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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

up·take

(ŭp'tāk),
The absorption by a tissue of some substance, food material, mineral, and its permanent or temporary retention.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

up·take

(ŭp'tāk)
The absorption by a tissue of some substance (e.g., food material, mineral) or its permanent or temporary retention.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Evaluation of the unexpected uptakes in the thoracic region (n=15), which was the most common region of false-positive I-131 uptakes in our study, revealed that 14 of them were focal uptakes while one was a mild and diffuse uptake like a thick band in the lung.
Cytotoxicity and cellular uptake of beta-lactoglobulin nanoparticles: Quantitative studies
Na+ uptake, Na+/K+ uptake, Na+ uptake ratio and uptake ratio of Na+/K+ had negative correlation, whereas, K+ uptake, Ca++ uptake, K+ uptake ratio, Ca++ uptake ratio showed positive correlation with grain yield under saline condition indicating that lower uptake of Na+, higher uptake of K+ and Ca++ were responsible for higher grain yield under saline condition and salt tolerant category varieties had the same uptake trend of Na+, K+ and Ca++.
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Coun Jim Foreman, the council's lead member for children and young people, said: "Our commitment to providing fresh, tasty and healthy food that our children and young people can enjoy has really helped us to increase the uptake of schools meals across the borough."
Georgitis still had some misgivings about eliminating the uptake studies, so he conducted a quality assurance study in which he analyzed the records of 235 hyperthyroid patients diagnosed and treated in the year before the policy change and 141 hyperthyroid patients from the year after the change.
We use Monte Carlo sampling of distributions based on these data to estimate distributions of population- and route-specific uptake. We evaluate our exposure estimates by comparing them with biomonitoring data.
Despite all the assumptions made, this study is useful because it gives an approximate indication of how chloroform concentrations in the water delivered to the home (similar to the ecologic measure of "exposure" used in most epidemiologic studies) relate with actual uptakes, taking into account the variations in individuals' activity patterns.
To demonstrate the efficacy of CF, however, a line of demarcation needs to be drawn between immediate uptake and retention.
DEP and DnBP are not the only indoor organic pollutants predicted to have meaningful uptake via dermal absorption directly from the air.
Many studies have been carried out to correlate FDG uptake with various physiological parameters, such as hypoxia, proliferation, blood flow, histology, and differentiation, utilizing FDG-PET and immunohistochemical methods [15-20].