COX-2 inhibitor definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications that selectively block prostaglandin formation in order to cause minimal gastrointestinal side effects.
    • an anti-inflammatory medicine that battles discomfort and blocks Cox-2 activity without impeding the experience of Cox-1; boosts the risk of heart attacks

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