Acetic acid is a natural acid used in making pharmaceuticals, including NSAIDs. It is the primary acid in vinegar.
Arachidonic acid is a fatty acid that helps make up cell walls.
COX-2 is a form of cyclooxygenase enzyme that is produced rapidly when tissues are damaged. It controls production of the prostaglandins primarily linked to inflammation and pain. Prostaglandins are hormone-like chemicals made of amino acids that are involved in many normal body functions.
Coxib is a generic stem name that identifies highly selective COX-2 inhibitors with a similar chemical makeup.
Cyclooxygenase is an enzyme that controls production of prostaglandins from arachidonic acid, a fatty acid that helps make up cell walls. Prostaglandins are hormone-like chemicals made of amino acids that are involved in many normal body activities.
Deracoxib is the active ingredient in DERAMAXX Flavor Tabs
The oxicam family of NSAIDs is derived from enolic acid, a carbon- and hydroxyl-containing molecule (C=C–OH) made from carboxylic acid. Meloxicam, the active ingredient in Metacam®*, is the oxicam NSAID used in veterinary medicine.
Propionic acid is a liquid fatty acid found naturally in sweat, milk products and as a product of bacterial activity. Compounds derived from this acid are some of the most useful NSAIDs available. Ibuprofen, the main ingredient in Advil®*, was the first member of this class of NSAIDs.
Salicylates are considered the first class of pain-relieving and inflammation- and fever-reducing medicines now known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The name was created from the first chemical substance discovered to relieve aches and pains centuries ago. This substance was found in the bark of the willow tree, whose scientific name Salix alba serves as the root word in salicylates. Aspirin is the salicylate that is most familiar to people.
* Metacam is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. Advil is a registered trademark of Wyeth Consumer Healthcare.