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angina pectoris

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

Origin of ANGINA PECTORIS

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

angina pectoris

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

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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