Cox-2 inhibitor

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COX-2 inhibitor

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Any of a class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that selectively block prostaglandin formation so as to cause minimal gastrointestinal side effects.
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Noun1.Cox-2 inhibitor - an anti-inflammatory drug that fights pain and blocks Cox-2 activity without impeding the activity of Cox-1; increases the risk of heart attacks; "Cox-2 inhibitors reduce the symptoms of arthritis without endangering the stomach and kidneys"
anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug - a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
Celebrex, celecoxib - a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Celebrex) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract
rofecoxib, Vioxx - a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Vioxx) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract; voluntarily withdrawn from the market in 2004
Bextra, valdecoxib - a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Bextra) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract
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Following this, an oral natural COX2 inhibitor was administered, which produced both anti-inflammatory and antianalgesic effects without gastric distress.
Vetz FlexBoost, a patented, all natural Cox2 inhibitor, which includes stabilized rice bran produced through NutraCea's proprietary process.
Celebrex is a member of the COX2 inhibitor class of drugs that include Vioxx and Bextra, both pulled from the market by the FDA because of serious or fatal heart-related injuries or stroke associated with the drug.