Definitions for "Cox-2 inhibitor"
a relatively new type of pain-relieving drug that selectively blocks the enzyme cox-2 (cyclooxygenase-2); blocking this enzyme stops production of prostaglandins, which cause inflammation.
an anti-inflammatory drug that blocks Cox-2 activity without impeding the activity of Cox-1; "Cox-2 inhibitors reduce the symptoms of arthritis without endangering the stomach and kidneys"
A drug that selectively blocks COX-2 and leaves COX-1 alone, thereby relieving inflammation without causing stomach irritation and bleeding