cyclooxygenase cyclooxygenase

Definition(s):

  • (n) either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin

Usage(s):

  1. Chances are you've had plenty of dealings with those irksome little enzymes cyclooxygenase 1 and cyclooxygenase 2, better known as cox-1 and cox-2.
  2. It does so by blocking an enzyme called cyclooxygenase, or COX, that's involved in the manufacture of prostaglandins.
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cynic cynic
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