sumatriptan

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

Origin and Etymology of sumatriptan

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


Medical Dictionary

sumatriptan

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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