angina


an·gi·na

noun \an-ˈjī-nə, ˈan-jə-\

medical : a heart disease that causes brief periods of intense chest pain

Full Definition of ANGINA

:  a disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain: as
a :  a severe inflammatory or ulcerated condition of the mouth or throat
b :  angina pectoris
an·gi·nal \an-ˈjī-nəl, ˈan-jə-\ adjective

Origin of ANGINA

Latin, throat inflammation, from Greek anchonē strangling, from anchein to strangle
First Known Use: 1578

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

an·gi·na

noun \an-ˈjī-nə, ˈan-jə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANGINA

: a disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain: as a : a severe inflammatory or ulcerated condition of the mouth or throat <diphtheritic angina>—see ludwig's angina, vincent's angina b : angina pectoris
an·gi·nal \an-ˈjīn-əl, ˈan-jən-\ adjective

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