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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

rofecoxib

Vioxx® Pain management An analgesic Cox-2 inhibitor. See Cox-2 inhibitor, Cyclooxygenase.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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 This drug was withdrawn from the market in 2004 when it was found that users suffered an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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