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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



amitriptyline  listen  (A-mih-TRIP-tih-LEEN)

  A drug that is used to treat depression and may be given to treat anxiety, sleep disorders, and pain. It is also being studied in an oral or gel form in the treatment of nerve pain caused by chemotherapy. Amitriptyline is a type of tricyclic antidepressant. Also called amitriptyline hydrochloride.