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COX - 2 Inhibitors - Glossary

Last Updated on Jun 30, 2021
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Arthritis– It is the inflammation of one or more joints in the body.

Coronary artery disease – It is the narrowing of the coronary arteries due to accumulation of fat with in the wall of the arteries.

Cyclooxygenase – It is an enzyme that converts arachidonic acid into prostaglandins and thromboxane.
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CABG – It is a surgical procedure used for treating severe coronary artery disease.

NSAID – These are a class of drugs called as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, used for pain relief and anti-inflammation.

Polyposis – It is a genetically inherited condition, where abnormal growth of tissue occurs in the large or small intestine.

Spondylitis – It is the inflammation of the vertebra

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