cyclooxygenase definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few enzymes that catalyze the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandins; their inhibition could be the mode of activity of aspirin and ibuprofen.
    • either of two related enzymes that control producing prostaglandins and therefore are obstructed by aspirin
    • any one of a few enzymes that catalyze the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandins; their particular inhibition may be the mode of action of aspirin and ibuprofen.
    • either of two relevant enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and therefore are obstructed by aspirin

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