cyclooxygenase

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  • noun

Synonyms for cyclooxygenase

either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin

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Cycloxygenase inhibitors and the antiplatelet effects of aspirin.
3] can trigger the neutral receptors of the airway by inducing lipid peroxidation and the production of cycloxygenase (Hazucha et al.
According to the company, Inflama-Rest intercepts four pathways that ca n lead to joint discomfort by inhibiting excess production of cycloxygenase enzyme 2 (COX-2), nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappa-B) and cytokines.
Curcumin decrease cycloxygenase 2 expression and decreases serum leptin levels and thereby attenuates the risk of developing pre-malignant lesions in colon tissue (Kubota et al.
Subsequently neutrophils, macrophages and polymorphonuclear leukocytes produce and release inflammatory mediators such as oxygen-flee radicals, proteolytic enzymes, and cycloxygenase and lipoxygenase metabolites of arachidonic acid.
Preclinical studies have confirmed a novel, broad anti-inflammatory and analgesic mechanism of action involving the cycloxygenase, cytokine and i-nos pathways.