sumatriptan


su·ma·trip·tan

noun \ˌsü-mə-ˈtrip-ˌtan, -tən\

Definition of SUMATRIPTAN

:  a triptan C14H21N3O2S that is administered as a nasal spray or in the form of its succinate by mouth or by injection and is used in the treatment of migraine attacks

Origin of SUMATRIPTAN

perhaps from suma- (by shortening & alteration from sulfonamide) + -triptan (by shortening & alteration from tryptamine)
First Known Use: 1989

su·ma·trip·tan

noun \ˌsü-mə-ˈtrip-ˌtan, -tən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUMATRIPTAN

: a triptan C14H21N3O2S that is administered as a nasal spray or in the form of its succinate C14H21N3O2S·C4H6O4 either as an oral tablet or by injection and that is used in the treatment of migraine attacks

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