Medical Dictionary

COX-2

noun \ ˈkäks-ˈtü \

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 WeilSelf HealingJuly 2006

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