cox-2 inhibitor

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COX-2 inhibitor n.
Any of a class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs thought to have fewer side effects than traditional NSAIDs.

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cox-2 inhibitor

noun
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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