Definition of Rofecoxib

1. Noun. A Cox-2 inhibitor (trade name Vioxx) that relieves pain and inflammation without harming the digestive tract; voluntarily withdrawn from the market in 2004.

Exact synonyms: Vioxx
Generic synonyms: Cox-2 Inhibitor
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Rofecoxib

1. Noun. A particular nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Rofecoxib

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1. Building a Better Delivery System: A New Engineering/Health Care Partnership by Proctor P. Reid, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2005)
"In the five years from the approval and launch of rofecoxib to its withdrawal from the market, there were signs of possible cardiovascular risk associated ..."

2. Creation and Governance of Human Genetic Research Databases by Christina Sampogna (2006)
"For instance, rofecoxib (Vioxx) can be described hierarchically as "rofecoxib", "Cox-2 inhibitor", "non-steroidal anti-inflammatory" or "anti-inflammatory". ..."

3. The Future of Drug Safety: Promoting and Protecting the Health of the Public by Alina Baciu, Kathleen R. Stratton, Sheila P. Burke (2007)
"For example, the APPROVe (Adenomatous Polyp Prevention on Vioxx) trial was designed to identify a new application for rofecoxib and showed an increased risk ..."

4. From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition: An American by Maria Elizabeth Hewitt, Patricia A. Ganz (2006)
"... and the recent Vioxx (rofecoxib) story are just two examples of how we cannot afford to not do something about the litigation issues. ..."

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