COX-2

noun
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Medical Definition of COX-2

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

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“COX-2.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/COX-2. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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