Definitions for "COX-2 inhibitors"
a new class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat arthritis.
A newer type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that relieve inflammation with a decreased chance of gastrointestinal side effects that can occur with older NSAIDs, especially stomach bleeding
New class of medications that were developed to manage the symptoms of arthritis without negative gastrointestinal effects. COX-2 inhibitors stop the activity of specific cyclooxygenase ("COX") enzymes, which release the substances (prostaglandins) responsible for pain and inflammation.