triptan

noun trip·tan \ ˈtrip-ˌtan , -tən \
|Updated on: 30 Jun 2018

Definition of triptan

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

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Origin and Etymology of triptan

-triptan (as in sumatriptan


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triptan

noun trip·tan \ ˈtrip-ˌtan , -tən \

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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