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noun \ˈkäks-ˈtü\

Medical Definition of COX–2

  1. 1:  the isoform of cyclooxygenase that is expressed especially in the brain and kidneys and at sites of inflammation … the enzyme (called COX-2) that triggers the joint inflammation causing arthritis pain.—Andrew Weil, Self Healing, July 2006

  2. 2:  cox-2 inhibitor

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