angina

noun
an·​gi·​na | \ an-ˈjī-nə How to pronounce angina (audio) , ˈan-jə- How to pronounce angina (audio) \

Definition of angina

: a disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain: such as
a : a severe inflammatory or ulcerated condition of the mouth or throat

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Other Words from angina

anginal \ an-​ˈjī-​nᵊl How to pronounce anginal (audio) , ˈan-​jə-​ How to pronounce anginal (audio) \ adjective

Examples of angina in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many people who suffer from exertional angina are now sitting at home rather than climbing the subway stairs every day, and the threshold of discomfort that would drive them to seek care is likely far higher. Anchorage Daily News, "Patients with heart attacks, strokes, appendicitis vanish from hospitals," 19 Apr. 2020 One out of five patients who had daily or weekly chest pain became angina-free within one year with drug therapy, but that rose to one out of two with the invasive strategy. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "The Case for Fewer Heart Procedures," 14 Feb. 2020 That finding suggests that people prone to angina might want to opt for a procedure. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "The Case for Fewer Heart Procedures," 14 Feb. 2020 Where the procedures did outshine drugs was in reducing chest pain, or angina. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "The Case for Fewer Heart Procedures," 14 Feb. 2020 An angina medication with a side effect of erections became Viagra. Eric Boodman, STAT, "The vodka trial: In search of a treatment for vocal disorders, a researcher puts patient anecdotes to the test," 10 Feb. 2020 According to the Mayo Clinic, angina is chest pain that is caused by a reduced blood flow to the heart. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "'It's been a rough year': Larry King reveals he had a stroke in March, was in a coma," 28 Nov. 2019 Stenting and bypass procedures, however, did help some patients with intractable chest pain, called angina. Gina Kolata, SFChronicle.com, "Heart surgical procedures often unwarranted, study finds," 16 Nov. 2019 In April, Larry suffered angina and underwent an angioplasty. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Larry King’s Estranged Wife Shawn Says She Was ‘Blindsided’ by Divorce Filing: 'It Hurt'," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of angina

1559, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angina

borrowed from Latin, "throat inflammation," borrowed (with vowel weakening and assimilation to angere "to choke, strangle") from Greek anchónē "strangling, hanging," from ánchein "to squeeze, strangle" + -onē, abstract noun suffix — more at anger entry 1

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The first known use of angina was in 1559

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“Angina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angina. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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angina

noun
How to pronounce angina (audio) How to pronounce angina (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of angina

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

angina

noun
an·​gi·​na | \ an-ˈjī-nə How to pronounce angina (audio) , ˈan-jə- How to pronounce angina (audio) \

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

Other Words from angina

anginal \ an-​ˈjīn-​ᵊl How to pronounce anginal (audio) , ˈan-​jən-​ How to pronounce anginal (audio) \ adjective

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