Amitriptyline action on sympathetic neuronal function in depressed women.

1. Noradrenaline plasma levels and cardiovascular function modifications with orthostatic challenge during therapy were studied in 59 female depressed inpatients treated with 100 mg amitriptyline daily by intramuscular route for 4 weeks. 2. Therapy induced an increase in pulse rate in supine and upright positions, a decrease of noradrenaline levels and… (More)