cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor

COX inhibitor. A type of drug that is used to treat inflammation and pain, and is being studied in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors belong to the family of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Also called COX inhibitor.

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  • cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitor — COX 2 inhibitor. A nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug used to relieve pain and inflammation. Cyclo oxygenase 2 inhibitors are being studied in the prevention of colon polyps, and as anticancer drugs. Also called COX 2 inhibitor …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • COX inhibitor — Cyclo oxygenase inhibitor. A type of drug that is used to treat inflammation and pain, and is being studied in the prevention and treatment of cancer. COX inhibitors belong to the family of drugs called nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • COX-2 inhibitor — Cyclo oxygenase 2 inhibitor. A nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug used to relieve pain and inflammation. COX 2 inhibitors are being studied in the prevention of colon polyps, and as anticancer drugs. Also called cyclo oxygenase 2 inhibitor …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • COX-2 inhibitor — COX 2 selective inhibitor is a form of non steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) that directly targets COX 2, an enzyme responsible for inflammation and pain. Targeting selectivity for COX 2 reduces the risk of peptic ulceration, and is the… …   Wikipedia

  • Cox-2 inhibitor — A class of drugs that selectively blocks a specific enzyme called Cox 2. Blocking this enzyme impedes the production of the chemical messengers that cause the pain and swelling of arthritis inflammation. Cyclooxygenase 1 (Cox 1) is an enzyme… …   Medical dictionary

  • COX-2 inhibitor — any one of a group of anti inflammatory drugs (see NSAID) that selectively block the action of the enzyme cyclo oxygenase 2 (COX 2), which mediates the production of prostaglandin at sites of inflammation, especially in joints; they are less… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • aspirin — (= acetyl salicylate) An analgesic, antipyretic and antinflammatory drug. It is a potent cyclo oxygenase inhibitor and blocks the formation of prostaglandins from arachidonic acid …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • COX-3 — Cyclo oxygenase 3 Enzyme Two cyclooxygenase isozymes, COX 1 and COX 2, are known to convert arachidonic acid into prostaglandins and are the targets of nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). A third distinct COX isozyme, COX 3, as well as …   Wikipedia

  • Discovery and development of cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors — Cyclooxygenases are enzymes that take part in a complex biosynthetic cascade that results in the conversion of polyunsaturated fatty acids to prostaglandins and thromboxane(s).[1] Their main role is to catalyze the transformation of arachidonic… …   Wikipedia

  • Diclofenac — Systematic (IUPAC) name 2 (2 (2,6 dichlorophenylamino)phenyl)acetic …   Wikipedia

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