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Glossary: COX-2 inhibitor, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

COX-2 inhibitor

(... in-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.

2006-11-16