Chemical Name: 3-(10,11-Dihydro-5H-dibenzo[a,d]cyclohepten-5-ylidene)-N,N-dimethyl-1-propanamine hydrochloride
Biological ActivityAmitriptyline hydrochloride is an inhibitor of serotonin and noradrenaline uptake; also activates α2A-adrenoceptors and antagonizes 5-HT2 receptors. Displays antinociceptive activity. Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). Also a TrkA/B agonist. Induces neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells.
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Comparison of the effects of antidepressants and their metabolites on reuptake of biogenic amines and on receptor binding.
Sanchez and Hyttel
Antidepressants as analgesics: an overview of central and peripheral mechanisms of action.
Sawynok et al.
J.Psychiatry Neurosci., 2001;26:21
Antinociception induced by amitript. and imipr. is mediated by α2A-adrenoceptors.
Ghelardini et al.
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