Cyclooxygenase-2 specific inhibitors in the treatment of dysmenorrhea.

  title={Cyclooxygenase-2 specific inhibitors in the treatment of dysmenorrhea.},
  author={Zeev Harel},
  journal={Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology},
  volume={17 2},
  • Zeev Harel
  • Published 2004 in Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology
Introduction of specific cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors holds the promise of improved treatment for inflammatory processes without the gastrointestinal effects associated with the conventional non-selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NS-NSAID), which inhibit both COX-1 and COX-2 activity. Dysmenorrhea is a common inflammatory process that affects many adolescent girls, and is the leading cause of recurrent short-term school or work absenteeism among female adolescents and young… CONTINUE READING


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