One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
1970s; earliest use found in WHO Chronicle. From mapro-, of unknown origin + -tiline, alteration of -tyline.
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