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Chou R, McDonagh MS, Nakamoto E, et al. Analgesics for Osteoarthritis: An Update of the 2006 Comparative Effectiveness Review [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2011 Oct. (Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 38.)

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Analgesics for Osteoarthritis: An Update of the 2006 Comparative Effectiveness Review [Internet].

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For this report, we have defined the terms as follows:

All other NSAIDs

Non-aspirin, nonselective NSAIDs, or simply nonselective NSAIDs.

Aspirin

Differs from other NSAIDs, because it irreversibly inhibits platelet aggregation; salicylic acid derivatives (aspirin and salsalate) are considered a separate subgroup.

Partially selective NSAIDs

Other drugs shown to have partial in vitro COX-2 selectivity (etodolac, nabumetone, meloxicam).

Selective NSAIDs or COX-2 selective NSAIDs

Drugs in the “coxib” class (celecoxib).

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