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|Noun||1.||cyclooxygenase - either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin|
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
Cox-1, cyclooxygenase-1 - an enzyme that regulates prostaglandins that are important for the health of the stomach lining and kidneys; "an unfortunate side effect of NSAIDs is that they block Cox-1"