What is cox 2?


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Prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2, also known as cyclooxygenase-2 or COX-2, is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the PTGS2 gene. Cox-2 Inhibitors (Cox-2 inhibitor drugs) are prescription drugs used to treat the pain of arthritis conditions, menstrual cramps, and acute injuries such as sport. Cox-2: Cyclooxygenase-2, an enzyme that acts to speed up the production of certain chemical messengers, called prostaglandins that play a key role in in. COX-2 inhibitors are a subclass of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Cyclo-oxygenase 2 (Cox-2) Cox-2 is the inducible form of cyclo-oxygenase and catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid to prostaglandins. Both COX-1 and COX-2 produce prostaglandins that promote inflammation, pain, and fever.


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