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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Vioxx) that relieves pain without harming the digestive tract.

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  • They further pointed out in a press release alternatives such as rofecoxib and valdecoxib increase the rise of cardiovascular dysfunctions, including stroke.
  • The Vioxx (rofecoxib) debacle, for instance, highlighted why phase IV trials matter.
  • People who thought they were in the clear after they stopped taking the now banned painkiller rofecoxib Vioxx might have to think again.
  • The molecular structures for Vioxx (rofecoxib)and Celebrex (celecoxib) are very similar (as inferred from their generic names "-coxib"). for more
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