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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The Imitrex SELFdose is a syringe cartridge containing sumatriptan succinate, a substance that wipes out even the worst head-pounders.
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Origin and Etymology of sumatriptan
perhaps from suma- (by shortening & alteration from sulfonamide) + -triptan (by shortening & alteration from tryptamine)
First Known Use: 1989See Words from the same year
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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