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nortriptyline

[nawr-trip-tuh-leen] /nɔrˈtrɪp təˌlin/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a tricyclic antidepressant drug, C 1 9 H 2 1 N, used to treat depression.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; perhaps nor- + tri(cyclic) + (cyclohe)pt(ene) a chemical component + -yl + -ine2
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nortriptyline nor·trip·ty·line (nôr-trĭp'tə-lēn')
n.
A tricyclic compound used as a tranquilizer and an antidepressant.

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