Reabsorption is the process of something being absorbed into the body again. When you eat food, it is absorbed into your body and used to provide energy.

  • The food was reabsorbed into the bloodstream.

  • The drug was slowly reabsorbed into the body over time.

Definition of reabsorption


the organic process in which the substance of some differentiated structure that has been produced by the body undergoes lysis and assimilation



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Example Sentences for reabsorption

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    Water in the tubular lumen follows the sodium reabsorption osmotically.

  • 2

    A transfer by reabsorption is impossible here.

  • 3

    There is little to no tubular reabsorption of creatinine.

  • 4

    They contribute to renal glucose reabsorption.

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    Sodium reabsorption is primarily driven by this antiporter.

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    The process of reabsorption occurs in this part of the metanephridium.

  • 7

    Absorption of digested food and reabsorption of water and defaecation.

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    SGLT2 is the major cotransporter involved in glucose reabsorption in the kidney.

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    Almost all reabsorption takes place in the proximal tubule.

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    The standing gradient osmosis is a term used to describe the reabsorption of water against the osmotic gradient in the intestines.