Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A triptan drug, C14H21N3O2S, used also in the form of its succinate to treat migraine headache.

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

Etymologies

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

[suma-, origin unknown + triptan (shortening and alteration of tryptamine).]

Examples

  • To locate the references, after login, enter the name of a migraine drug or enter "sumatriptan," which was the first migraine-specific drug.

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  • The U.S. is the biggest market for India's generic drugs such as sumatriptan succinate, the generic version of the migraine drug Imitrex.

    FDA Heat Fails to Scorch Appeal of Indian Pharma

  • Neurologists usually recommend one of two types of drugs when a moderate-to-severe migraine strikes: "triptans" (such as sumatriptan) or dihydroergotamine.

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  • Neurologists usually recommend one of two types of drugs when a moderate-to-severe migraine strikes: "triptans" (such as sumatriptan) or dihydroergotamine.

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  • Neurologists usually recommend one of two types of drugs when a moderate-to-severe migraine strikes: "triptans" (such as sumatriptan) or dihydroergotamine.

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  • Even some of the best migraine treatments, a class of medicines called triptans (such as sumatriptan and zolmitriptan) can do the same if taken more than about twice a week for a few weeks.

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  • Neurologists usually recommend one of two types of drugs when a moderate-to-severe migraine strikes: "triptans" (such as sumatriptan) or dihydroergotamine.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • If these over-the-counter medicines don't relieve the pain, triptans, such as sumatriptan, are the next choice.

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  • Neurologists usually recommend one of two types of drugs when a moderate-to-severe migraine strikes: "triptans" (such as sumatriptan) or dihydroergotamine.

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  • There are drugs, such as sumatriptan, and therapies, such as oxygen therapy, available which can significantly reduce the number and intensities of headaches.

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