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One of two isoenzymes that catalyze the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandins. It is specifically induced at sites of inflammation and can be selectively inhibited by certain NSAIDs in order to reduce pain.
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|Noun||1.||Cox-2 - an enzyme that makes prostaglandins that cause inflammation and pain and fever; "the beneficial effects of NSAIDs result from their ability to block Cox-2"|
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