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Introduction: Rofecoxib

Description of Rofecoxib

Rofecoxib: a Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Vioxx) that relieves pain without harming the digestive tract.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Rofecoxib: A synthetic, nonsteroidal derivative of phenyl-furanone with antiinflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic properties and potential antineoplastic properties. Rofecoxib inhibits the enzyme cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in the conversion of arachidonic acid to prostaglandins. COX-related metabolic pathways may represent key regulators of cell proliferation and neo-angiogenesis. Some epithelial tumor cell types overexpress pro-angiogenic COX-2. (NCI04)
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Rofecoxib: Related Topics

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Broader terms for Rofecoxib

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The following terms can be used for Rofecoxib

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Hierarchical classifications of Rofecoxib

The following list attempts to classify Rofecoxib into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • Cox-2 inhibitor
  • anti-inflammatory,anti-inflammatory drug
  • medicament,medication,medicinal drug,medicine
  • drug
  • agent
  • causal agency,causal agent,cause
  • entity

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