Cox-2 inhibitor


Cox-2 inhibitor
noun
an anti-inflammatory drug that fights pain and blocks Cox-2 activity without impeding the activity of Cox-1; increases the risk of heart attacks
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Cox-2 inhibitors reduce the symptoms of arthritis without endangering the stomach and kidneys

Hyponyms: ↑celecoxib, ↑Celebrex, ↑rofecoxib, ↑Vioxx, ↑valdecoxib, ↑Bextra

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • COX-2 inhibitor — Cyclo oxygenase 2 inhibitor. A nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug used to relieve pain and inflammation. COX 2 inhibitors are being studied in the prevention of colon polyps, and as anticancer drugs. Also called cyclo oxygenase 2 inhibitor …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • COX-2 inhibitor — any one of a group of anti inflammatory drugs (see NSAID) that selectively block the action of the enzyme cyclo oxygenase 2 (COX 2), which mediates the production of prostaglandin at sites of inflammation, especially in joints; they are less… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • COX-2 inhibitor — noun Date: 1994 any of a class of drugs used to treat the pain and inflammation of arthritis by selectively blocking the variant of cyclooxygenase causing these symptoms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • COX-2 — käks tü n 1) the isoform of cyclooxygenase that is expressed esp. in the brain and kidneys and at sites of inflammation 2) COX 2 INHIBITOR …   Medical dictionary

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  • COX-3 — Cyclo oxygenase 3 Enzyme Two cyclooxygenase isozymes, COX 1 and COX 2, are known to convert arachidonic acid into prostaglandins and are the targets of nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). A third distinct COX isozyme, COX 3, as well as …   Wikipedia


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