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angina pectoris

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noun angina pec·to·ris \-ˈpek-t(ə-)rəs\

Definition of angina pectoris

  1. :  a disease marked by brief paroxysmal attacks of chest pain precipitated by deficient oxygenation of the heart muscles



Origin of angina pectoris

New Latin, literally, angina of the chest


First Known Use: 1768


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angina pectoris

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noun angina pec·to·ris \-ˈpek-t(ə-)rəs\

Medical Definition of angina pectoris

  1. :  a disease marked by brief paroxysmal attacks of chest pain precipitated by deficient oxygenation of the heart muscles—see unstable angina; compare coronary insufficiency, heart attack, heart failure 1




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