celecoxib

[ sĕl′ə-cŏksĭb ]

n.

An nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that selectively inhibits the formation of prostaglandins and is used primarily to treat pain and other symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other joint and musculoskeletal conditions.

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