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nortriptyline

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noun nor·trip·ty·line \nȯr-ˈtrip-tə-ˌlēn\

Definition of nortriptyline

  1. :  a tricyclic antidepressant C19H21N used in the form of its hydrochloride



Origin and Etymology of nortriptyline

nor- + -tript- (perhaps from tricyclic + hepta-) + -yl + 2-ine


First Known Use: 1962


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nortriptyline

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noun nor·trip·ty·line \nȯr-ˈtrip-tə-ˌlēn\

Medical Definition of nortriptyline

  1. :  a tricyclic antidepressant administered in the form of its hydrochloride C19H21N·HCl—see aventyl




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