amitriptyline


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am·i·trip·tyl·ine

 (ăm′ĭ-trĭp′tə-lēn′)
n.
A tricyclic antidepressant drug, C20H23N, used in the form of its hydrochloride salt.

[Perhaps ami(no)- + alteration of trypt(ophan) + -yl + -ine.]

amitriptyline

(ˌæmɪˈtrɪptɪˌliːn; -lɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) a tricyclic antidepressant drug. Formula: C20H23N
[C20: from amino + tryptamine + methyl + -ine2]

am•i•trip•ty•line

(ˌæm ɪˈtrɪp təˌlin, -ˌlaɪn, -lɪn)

n.
a white crystalline powder, C20H23N, used to treat depression and enuresis.
[1960–65; ami(no)- + tri- + (he)ptyl (see heptane, -yl) + -ine1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amitriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effectsamitriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effects; interacts with many other medications
tricyclic, tricyclic antidepressant, tricyclic antidepressant drug - an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin and thus making more of those substances available to act on receptors in the brain
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amitriptyline

n amitriptilina
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Low dose amitriptyline or special nerve painkillers may help but it's best to discuss with your GP as they can cause side effects.