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amitriptyline

[ am-i-trip-tuh-leen, -lahyn, -lin ]

noun

, Pharmacology.
  1. a white crystalline powder, C 20 H 23 N, used to treat depression and enuresis.


amitriptyline

/ ˌæmɪˈtrɪptɪˌliːn; -lɪn /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

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Word History and Origins

Origin of amitriptyline1

C20: from amino + tryptamine + methyl + -ine ²
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Example Sentences

Eventually, Mutchler found a doctor to evaluate her son and write the prescriptions for phenobarbital and amitriptyline.

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