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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.]
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amitriptyline

(ˌæmɪˈtrɪptɪˌliːn; -lɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) a tricyclic antidepressant drug. Formula: C20H23N
[C20: from amino + tryptamine + methyl + -ine2]
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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]
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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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The king's wife is said to have taken an overdose of about 40 amytriptyline capsules.
Syrup of ipecacuanha to induce emesis in cases of amytriptyline overdose and toxicity is recommended emergency therapy.
Two weeks prior to his visit Aaron had commenced taking the tricyclic antidepressant Endep 25 (amytriptyline) at night which had lessened his morning nausea but made him feel dizzy and 'hung over'.