cyclooxygenase

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cyclooxygenase

[‚sī·klō′äks·ə·jə‚nās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandins.
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Lin CN, Lee TH, Hsu MF, Wang JP, Ko FN, Teng CM (1997) 2', 5'- Dihydroxychalcone as a potent chemical mediator and cyclooxygenase inhibitor.
The OA market is estimated to be $6 billion for both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cyclooxygenase inhibitors (Cox-2).
The list includes glucocorticoids and related immunosuppressants, antidiabetic drugs, lithium, Depo-Provera and other contraceptives, cyclooxygenase inhibitors, proton pump inhibitors (pharmaceutical antacids), total parenteral nutrition (this means not administered via the alimentary canal), aromatase inhibitors (letrozole, exemestane, anastrozole), gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (Lupron, Lupron Depot, LH-RH agonists, leuprolide), immunosuppressants, anticonvulsants (phenobarbital, phenytoin), cytotoxic drugs, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which lead to the issue of stress and depression.

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