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One of two isoenzymes that catalyze the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandins. It is present in cells throughout the body and is inhibited by NSAIDs.
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|Noun||1.||Cox-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"|
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