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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



cyclooxygenase inhibitor  listen  (SY-kloh-OK-sih-jeh-NAYS in-HIH-bih-ter)

  COX inhibitor. A type of drug that is used to treat inflammation and pain, and is being studied in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors belong to the family of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Also called COX inhibitor.