cox-2 inhibitor

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cox-2 inhibitor:

see nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugnonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug,
a drug that suppresses inflammation in a manner similar to steroids, but without the side effects of steroids; commonly referred to by the acronym NSAID .
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Risk of myocardial infarction in patients taking cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors or conventional non-steroidal anti-in-flammatory drugs: population based nested case control analysis.
Relationship Between Selective Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitors and Acute Myocardial Infarction in Older Adults, 109 Circulation 2068, 2068-73 (2004); Julia Hippisley-Cox & Carol Coupland, Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Patients Taking Cyclo-Oxygenase-2 Inhibitors or Conventional Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Population Based Nested Case-Control Analysis, 330 Brit.
The investigators also found a trend toward lower risk of recurrence in patients who reported using cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors.