from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that selectively block prostaglandin formation so as to cause minimal gastrointestinal side effects.
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- n. 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
From c(yclo)ox(ygenase)-2, enzyme involved in the production of prostaglandins.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)