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sumatriptan

Syllabification: su·ma·trip·tan
Pronunciation: /ˌso͞oməˈtripˌtan, -tən
 
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Definition of sumatriptan in English:

noun

A serotonin-agonist drug used for the acute treatment of migraines.
Example sentences
  • It also reminds me of an excellent study in which properly dosed aspirin plus metoclopramide was equivalent, if not superior, to sumatriptan in acute migraine, and presumably much more cost effective.
  • Myocardial infarction has, however, been reported as a consequence of sumatriptan treatment for migraine and its use is contraindicated in patients with ischaemic heart disease.
  • Two new intranasal migraine medications, sumatriptan and dihydroergotamine mesylate, may offer specific advantages for patients who are seeking alternatives to various oral or parenteral migraine abortive therapies.

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