amitriptyline

[ am-i-trip-tuh-leen, -lahyn, -lin ]
/ ˌæm ɪˈtrɪp təˌlin, -ˌlaɪn, -lɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a white crystalline powder, C20H23N, used to treat depression and enuresis.

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British Dictionary definitions for amitriptyline

amitriptyline
/ (ˌæmɪˈtrɪptɪˌliːn, -lɪn) /

noun

a tricyclic antidepressant drug. Formula: C 20 H 23 N

Word Origin for amitriptyline

C20: from amino + tryptamine + methyl + -ine ²
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Medicine definitions for amitriptyline

amitriptyline
[ ăm′ĭ-trĭptə-lēn′ ]

n.

A tricyclic antidepressant drug.
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