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rofecoxib

 [ro″fĕ-cok´sib]
a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug of the cox-2 inhibitors group, used in treatment of osteoarthritis, acute pain, and dysmenorrhea.

rofecoxib

/ro·fe·cox·ib/ (ro″fĕ-cok´sib) a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, acute pain, and dysmenorrhea.

rofecoxib

Vioxx® Pain management An analgesic Cox-2 inhibitor. See Cox-2 inhibitor, Cyclooxygenase.

rofecoxib

A Cox II selective cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor NSAID used for the symptomatic treatment of OSTEOARTHRITIS and RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. A brand name is Vioxx. This drug was withdrawn from the market in 2004 when it was found that users suffered an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
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We look forward to continuing to build upon this successful relationship for many years into the future," said Mike Viox, president of Viox Services.
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We want to take the community's input so they can consider what the needs are,'' said Diann Viox with the commission's block grant division.
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