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COX-2 inhibitors are important drugs with analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. The discovery of COX-2, the evolution of drug development in this field and the implications of these developments in patient therapy are topics of this volume. This book presents both pre-clinical and clinical information and is important for clinicians interested in the latest information about this class of drugs, for researchers and for students in the field.


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GIVES BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT THE DISCOVERY OF COX-2 PROVIDES AN EXCELLENT OVERVIEW OF THE PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY OF COX-2 AGENTS PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT EFFECTS OF COX-2 ON THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, LUNGS, KIDNEY, ULCERS AND REPRODUCTION TARGETS MAJOR BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS WHERE COX-2 INHIBITORS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE DIFFERENT FROM NON-SELECTIVE INHIBITORS AND REVIEWS EVIDENCE FOR AND AGAINST THIS


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List of contributors. Preface. R. M. Botting and J. H. Botting: The discovery of COX-2. Lawrence J. Marnett and Amit S. Kalgutkar: Structural diversity of selective COX-2 inhibitors. Guenter Trummlitz, Joanne van Ryn and Timothy D. Warner: The molecular and biological basis for COX-2 selectivity. Kim Rainsford: Pharmacology/ toxicology of COX-2 agents. Frank Degner: Efficacy and gastrointestinal safety of selective COX-2 inhibitors. Joanne van Ryn and Michel Pairet: Role of COX-2 in ulcers and ulcer healing. Rahul Nayak and Brendan F. McAdam: COX-2 and the cardiovascular system. Dirk O. Stichtenoth: Effects on the kidney: Role of COX-2 inhibitors. Koichi Hashimoto and R. Stokes Peebles Jr.: Effects on the lungs: Role of COX-2 inhibitors. Phillip R. Bennett and Aarthi R. Mohan: Reproduction: Role of COX-2 and its inhibition. Kirsi Saukkonen, Christianne J. Buskens, Anna Sivula, Bastiaan P. van Rees, Tiina-Liisa Erkinheimo, Johanna Rintahaka, Leena Pohjola, J. Jan B. van Lanschot, G. Johan A. Offerhaus, Caj Haglund and Ari Ristimäki: COX-2 in cancer. Index


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ISBN-13: 9783034896078
Publisher: Springer (Birkhäuser Basel)
Publication date: November, 2012
Pages: 250
Weight: 409g
Availability: Temporarily unavailable
Subcategories: Anaesthetics and Pain, General Issues, Immunology, Pharmacology
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