Cox-2 inhibitor

Definitions of Cox-2 inhibitor
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n 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

Types:
Celebrex, celecoxib
a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Celebrex) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract
Vioxx, rofecoxib
a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Vioxx) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract; voluntarily withdrawn from the market in 2004
Bextra, valdecoxib
a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Bextra) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract
Type of:
anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug
a medicine intended to reduce inflammation

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