Definition of Nortriptyline

1. Noun. A tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Pamelor) used along with psychotherapy to treat dysthymic depression; may interact dangerously if taken with other drugs.

Exact synonyms: Pamelor
Generic synonyms: Tricyclic, Tricyclic Antidepressant, Tricyclic Antidepressant Drug
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Nortriptyline

1. Noun. A tricyclic antidepressant used in the treatment of major depression, childhood bedwetting, and certain chronic illnesses. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nortriptyline

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Medical Definition of Nortriptyline

1. A metabolite of amitryptyline that is also used as an antidepressive agent. Nortriptyline is used in major depression, dysthymia, and atypical depressions. Pharmacological action: adrenergic uptake inhibitors, antidepressive agents, tricyclic. Chemical name: 1-Propanamine, 3-(10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenzo(a,d)cyclohepten-5-ylidene)-N-methyl- (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Nortriptyline

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1. Value of Psychiatric Treatment: Its Efficacy in Severe Mental Disorders edited by Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"1986) compared nortriptyline and phenelzine over 7 weeks with respect to efficacy and safety in older depressed outpatients, and reported a response rate of ..."

2. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"It was hypothesized that nortriptyline treatment would be differentially efficacious for subjects with a history of major depressive ..."

3. Treatment of Depression edited by Cynthia D. Mulrow (2000)
"A single trial compared paroxetine (SSRI) at 20 to 30 mg/d with nortriptyline (TCA) targeted to a therapeutic plasma level of 190 to 570 nmol/L.41° Eighty- ..."

4. Statistical Assessment Of National Significant Industrial User Noncompliance (1993)
"However, nortriptyline has been shown to have a therapeutic window for plasma levels. Therefore, nortriptyline dosages may need to be titrated downward in ..."

5. Depression in Primary Care: Vol. 2. Treatment of Major Depression: Clinical by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"However, nortriptyline has been shown to have a therapeutic window for plasma levels. Therefore, nortriptyline dosages may need to be titrated downward in ..."

6. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"Lustman PJ, Griffith LS, Clouse RE, Freedland KE, Carney RM, Rubin EH: Efficacy of nortriptyline for depression in diabetic patients: Results of a ..."

7. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Codeine, corticosteroids and nortriptyline do not appear to be affected by cigarette smoke. The bioavailability of glutethimide is higher in smokers, ..."

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