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triptan

triptan

noun trip·tan \ˈtrip-ˌtan, -tən\

Definition of TRIPTAN

:  any of a class of drugs (as sumatriptan) that bind to and are agonists of serotonin receptors and are used to treat migraine attacks

Origin of TRIPTAN

-triptan (as in sumatriptan
First Known Use: 1997

triptan

noun trip·tan \ˈtrip-ˌtan, -tən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRIPTAN

:  any of a class of drugs (as sumatriptan) that bind to and are agonists of serotonin receptors, that are used to treat migraine attacks, and that are thought to function by producing vasoconstriction of cranial blood vessels, by inhibiting secretion of inflammatory neuropeptides, and by blocking neurotransmission of pain

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