amitriptyline

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Etymology[edit]

From ami(no-) + tri- + (he)ptyl +‎ -ine.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /æmɪˈtɹɪptɪliːn/

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amitriptyline (countable and uncountable, plural amitriptylines)

  1. (pharmacology) An antidepressant drug sold under the name Elavil; a tablet containing this drug.
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 327:
      ‘They were in very low concentrations, only fifteen per cent of the total. The remaining eighty-five per cent was made up of a powerful tranquillizer, amitryptiline.’

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