COX inhibitor

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 (NSAIDs). Also called cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor.

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  • 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 — käks tü n 1) the isoform of cyclooxygenase that is expressed esp. in the brain and kidneys and at sites of inflammation 2) COX 2 INHIBITOR …   Medical dictionary

  • COX-2-Inhibitor — Als COX 2 Hemmer oder auch COX 2 Inhibitor bezeichnet man eine Gruppe von entzündungshemmenden Arzneistoffen, bei der nur eine der Unterformen der Cyclooxygenase (COX) gehemmt wird. Die wichtigsten Unterformen dieses Enzyms sind die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • COX-2-Hemmer — Als COX 2 Hemmer oder auch COX 2 Inhibitor bezeichnet man eine Gruppe von entzündungshemmenden Arzneistoffen, bei der nur eine der Unterformen der Cyclooxygenase (COX) gehemmt wird. Die wichtigsten Unterformen dieses Enzyms sind die… …   Deutsch 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 — Cyclooxygenase 2 Kalottenmodell der COX 2 nach PDB  …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • 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

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