Definition of maprotiline in US English:

maprotiline

noun

Pharmacology
  • A tetracyclic antidepressant with properties similar to those of tricyclic amitriptyline, usually administered orally as the hydrochloride; 3-(9,10-dihydro-9,10-ethanoanthracen-9-yl)propyl(methyl)amine, C₂₀H₂₃N.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in WHO Chronicle. From mapro-, of unknown origin + -tiline, alteration of -tyline.

Pronunciation

maprotiline

/məˈprəʊtɪliːn/