cyclo-oxygenase
Enzyme complex present in most tissues that produces various prostaglandins and thromboxanes from arachidonic acid; inhibited by aspirin-like drugs, probably accounting for their anti-inflammatory effects.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Cyclo-oxygenase — Cyclo oxygénase Pour les articles homonymes, voir Cox. La cyclo oxygénase (COX) est une enzyme qui permet la formation de prostaglandines à partir de l acide arachidonique. Son action est inhibée par les anti inflammatoires non stéroïdiens (AINS) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cyclo-oxygénase — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Cox. La cyclo oxygénase (COX) est une enzyme qui permet la formation de prostaglandines à partir de l acide arachidonique. Son action est inhibée par les anti inflammatoires non stéroïdiens (AINS) comme l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor — 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… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitor — COX 2 inhibitor. A nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug used to relieve pain and inflammation. Cyclo oxygenase 2 inhibitors are being studied in the prevention of colon polyps, and as anticancer drugs. Also called COX 2 inhibitor …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Cyclo (homonymie) — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Cyclo peut désigner : Cyclo, un film Voir aussi Cyclo d or, un récompense pour le cinéma Cyclo cross et Cyclo découverte, des activités liées au… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • COX inhibitor — Cyclo oxygenase inhibitor. A type of drug that is used to treat inflammation and pain, and is being studied in the prevention and treatment of cancer. COX inhibitors belong to the family of drugs called nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • COX-2 inhibitor — Cyclo oxygenase 2 inhibitor. A nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug used to relieve pain and inflammation. COX 2 inhibitors are being studied in the prevention of colon polyps, and as anticancer drugs. Also called cyclo oxygenase 2 inhibitor …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • COX-3 — Cyclo oxygenase 3 Enzyme Two cyclooxygenase isozymes, COX 1 and COX 2, are known to convert arachidonic acid into prostaglandins and are the targets of nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). A third distinct COX isozyme, COX 3, as well as …   Wikipedia

  • Prostaglandine — Structure chimique de la prostaglandine E1 (PGE1) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Prostaglandines — Prostaglandine Structure chimique de la prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) …   Wikipédia en Français

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