a white, crystalline drug, CHNHCl, taken orally, used to treat depression, neuropathic pain, migraine, etc.
in full amitriptyline hydrochloride
Origin of amitriptylineami(ne) + tri- + (he)ptyl, a radical derived from heptane + -ine
A tricyclic antidepressant drug, C20H23N, used in the form of its hydrochloride salt.
Origin of amitriptylinePerhaps ami(no)- alteration of trypt(ophan) -yl -ine 2
(countable and uncountable, plural amitriptylines)
From ami(no-) + tri- + (he)ptyl +"Ž -ine.