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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A vasoconstrictive drug, C14H21N3O2S·C4H6O4, used to treat migraine headache.

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  • n. A drug used for the treatment of migraine headaches.

Etymologies

Alteration of su(lfon)am(ide) + triptan (shortening and alteration of tryptamine).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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