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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Aspirin is likely, at least in part, to prevent colorectal neoplasia (tumour growth) through inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2; an enzyme), which promotes inflammation and cell proliferation, and is overexpressed in the majority of human colorectal cancers, according to background information in the article.
2] production, which they attributed to an inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 expression.
The mechanism by which aspirin appears to protect against cancer is based on its inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2, a pro- inflammatory enzyme that is thought to be involved in the development of cancer.

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