Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tricyclic antidepressant drug, C20H23N.

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  • n. An antidepressant drug sold under the name Elavil.
  • n. A tablet containing this drug.

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  • n. a tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effects; interacts with many other medications

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Perhaps ami(no)- + alteration of trypt(ophan) + -yl + -ine2.

Examples

  • For those with insomnia, I often prescribe 12.5 to 25 mg daily of a drug called amitriptyline.

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  • If pain persists for more than a month, and has not responded to other painkillers, a medicine called amitriptyline might be prescribed.

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  • Quite a few commonly used preventive medications, such as amitriptyline or divalproex (Depakote), might have unwelcome side effects, including weight gain and/or sedation.

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  • Quite a few commonly used preventive medications, such as amitriptyline or divalproex Depakote, might have unwelcome side effects, including weight gain and/or sedation.

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  • "Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline are usually prescribed instead," Diener said.

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  • I had to change my story's year for school because I could find Nothing about the early 1900s in the late 60's, people who were bipolar were called maniac depressives. they were given Lithium to control the manic phase and tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline

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  • Tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, clomipramine (Anafranil), amoxapine and desipramine (Norpramin).

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  • (TAO), and sparfloxacin (Zagam); antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), maprotiline

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  • - quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex, Cardioquin, Quinora); or an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), citalopram (Celexa), clomipramine

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  • E-Mycin, others), troleandomycin (TAO), and sparfloxacin (Zagam); antidepressants such as amitriptyline

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