valdecoxib

noun
val·​de·​cox·​ib | \ ˌval-də-ˈkäk-sib How to pronounce valdecoxib (audio) \

Medical Definition of valdecoxib

: an NSAID C16H14N2O3S that is a COX-2 inhibitor administered orally especially to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and primary dysmenorrhea but withdrawn from sale by the manufacturer because of its link to cardiovascular events (as heart attacks) and severe skin rashes — see bextra

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“Valdecoxib.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/valdecoxib. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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