COX-2 inhibitors are anti-inflammatory analgesics that act by specific inhibition of one of the isoenzymes involved in prostaglandin synthesis, cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2). These drugs were developed as an alternative to traditional NSAIDs ( NSAIDs, Survey), with the aim of maintaining or improving efficacy and reducing adverse effects.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Pain|
|Editors||Gerald F. Gebhart, Robert F. Schmidt|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|