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Glossary for Nortriptyline toxicity

  • Arrthymia:
  • Confusion: Mental confusion and impaired thinking.
  • Dilated pupils: A condition characterized by the dilatation of the pupils of the eye
  • Drug-related conditions: Medical conditions related to drug usage, including adverse reactions, intoxication, and overdose.
  • Dry mouth: A condition characterized by the sensation of a dry mouth
  • Excitement: The sensation of increased anxiety and anticipation
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Hepatitis: Any type of liver inflammation or infection.
  • Hypomania: Hypomania is described as a mood state characterized by persistent and pervasive elevated or irritable mood, and thoughts and behaviors that are consistent with such a mood state. It is distinguished from mania by the absence of psychotic symptoms and by its lower degree of impact on functioning.
  • Nightmares: Dreams that are frightening and realistic. Nightmares may be distressing enough to wake a person. They can be caused by tiredness, stress and certain drugs such as some blood-pressure medications. Generally, everyone can expect to experience nightmares at some stage in their life. The occasional nightmare is normal but anyone experiencing regular nightmares that interferes with their sleep may need to seek help.
  • Photosensitivity: Skin over-sensitivity to light
  • Poisoning, overdose or adverse reactions: Medical conditions related to poisons, drug overdosage, or drug adverse reactions.
  • Restlessness: state of overactive restlessness
  • Tachycardia: Excessively rapid heart beat.
  • Unconsciousness: Loss of consciousness that may result from a wide variety of causes. An unconscious person is usually completely unresponsive to their environment or people around them. Unconsciousness can occur as a result of brain injury, lack of oxygen or poisoning as well as numerous other conditions.
  • Urine retention: Partial or total inability to excrete urine


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