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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 and Etymology 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 sudden attacks of chest pain or discomfort caused by deficient oxygenation of the heart muscles usually due to impaired blood flow to the heart Chest pain may be accompanied by other symptoms (such as nausea, shortness of breath, or pain in the neck, shoulder, jaw, arm, or back). Angina pectoris typically occurs concurrently with coronary heart disease and is often precipitated by physical exertion or emotional stress. —see unstable angina; compare coronary insufficiency, heart attack, heart failure 1



Variants of angina pectoris

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angina


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