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COX-2 inhibitor  audio  (kkst) KEY 

NOUN:
Any of a class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs thought to have fewer side effects than traditional NSAIDs.

ETYMOLOGY:
From c(yclo)ox(ygenase)-2, enzyme involved in the production of prostaglandins


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