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    What does "Uptake was swift" mean here?

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    The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of Boehringer Ingelheim’s dabigatran for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation in October, 2010, was a watershed event for cardiologists. It marked an end to a 50 year hunt for a replacement for warfarin—a widely used but difficult to dose drug—and promised a new era in anticoagulant therapy.

    Uptake was swift, and the drug rapidly headed for blockbuster status. But a string of safety flags, including most recently data suggesting the drug increases the risk of heart attacks, have tempered enthusiasm for the direct thrombin inhibitor.

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    Re: What does "Uptake was swift" mean here?

    It means requests were numerous.

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    Re: What does "Uptake was swift" mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nersi View Post
    It means requests were numerous.
    Are you sure for this? Since your native tongue is Persian.

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    Re: What does "Uptake was swift" mean here?

    It means that people (presumably doctors) responded quickly to the news of the FDA's approval of the drug - they very quickly started ordering/prescribing it.

    Definition of uptake | Collins English Dictionary meaning #4.
    uptake - definition. American English definition of uptake by Macmillan Dictionary meaning #2

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    #5

    Re: What does "Uptake was swift" mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nersi View Post
    It means requests were numerous.
    Where do you get the part about requests from? To me, it means that the medicine was accepted and used quickly.

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    Re: What does "Uptake was swift" mean here?

    Thank you both.

    Also thanks to Nersi for joining.

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