sumatriptan

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noun su·ma·trip·tan \ 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

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Origin and Etymology of sumatriptan

perhaps from suma- (by shortening & alteration from sulfonamide) + -triptan (by shortening & alteration from tryptamine)


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sumatriptan

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noun su·ma·trip·tan \ ˌsü-mə-ˈtrip-ˌtan , -tən \

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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