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View in Spanish: Inhibidor de COX-2

COX-2 inhibitor (koxin-HIH-bih-ter)
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to relieve pain and inflammation. COX-2 inhibitors are being studied in the prevention of colon polyps, and as anticancer drugs. Also called cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.