Nortriptyline is a prescription drug sold to treat depression; its trade names include Aventyl and Pamelor. It blocks the activity of histamine and and acetylcholine. It increases the pressor effect of norepinephrine but blocks the pressor response of phenethylamine. Studies indicate that this drug interferes with the transport, release, and storage of catecholamines.

Information about its side effects can be found in the Pamelor node.

Some or all of the information in this writeup was taken from the science dictionary at; I oversaw the development of the dictionary (the website was mothballed in 1998) and believe I wrote the entry this writeup is partly or wholly based upon.

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