amitriptyline

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noun am·i·trip·ty·line \ˌa-mə-ˈtrip-tə-ˌlēn\

Definition of amitriptyline

  1. :  a tricyclic aromatic antidepressant drug C20H23N used in the form of its hydrochloride salt

Origin and Etymology of amitriptyline

amino + tryptophan + -yl + 2-ine


First Known Use: 1961


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amitriptyline

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noun am·i·trip·ty·line \ˌam-ə-ˈtrip-tə-ˌlēn\

Medical Definition of amitriptyline

  1. :  a tricyclic antidepressant drug that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C20H23N·HCl to prevent migraines and to treat neuropathic pain, bulimia, and depression


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