Enolic acids | definition of enolic acids by Medical dictionary
enolic acids The group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that includes the pyrazolones phenylbutazone and azapropazone and the oxicam piroxicam.
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Meloxicam is a NSAID in the group of the enolic acids
found to preferentially inhibit cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) rather than cyclo-oxygenase-1 (COX-1), the latter being responsible for physiologic processes such as renal and gastric mucosal protection.