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angina pectoris

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

Definition of ANGINA PECTORIS

:  a disease marked by brief paroxysmal attacks of chest pain precipitated by deficient oxygenation of the heart muscles
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Origin of ANGINA PECTORIS

New Latin, literally, angina of the chest
First Known Use: 1768
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angina pectoris

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

Medical Definition of ANGINA PECTORIS

:  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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