COX-2 inhibitor

Pronunciation: (... 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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2006-11-16