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A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, C17H14F3N3O2S, that selectively inhibits the formation of prostaglandins and is used primarily to treat pain and other symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other joint and musculoskeletal conditions.
[Alteration of sele(ctive) + COX(-2 inh)ib(itor).]
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an anti-inflammatory drug
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|Noun||1.||celecoxib - a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Celebrex) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract|
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"
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