Definitions for "Cyclooxygenase"
Enzyme involved in prostaglandin synthesis; there are at least two isoforms: COX-1 and COX-2.
An enzyme, also known as COX, that makes prostaglandins from a molecule called arachidonic acid; the molecular target of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
An enzyme involved in thromboxane and prostaglandin synthesis. Inhibition of COX is responsible for the anti-inflammatory action of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), such as ibuprofen and aspirin.