COX-2 inhibitorCOX-2 inhibitor
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that suppresses a specific type of cyclooxygenase that triggers pain and inflammation, used to treat arthritis, chronic pain, etc.
also written Cox-2 inhibitor
Origin of COX-2 inhibitorfrom c(yclo)ox(ygenase) + 2
Any of a class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that selectively block prostaglandin formation so as to cause minimal gastrointestinal side effects.