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

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In the United States, Ludwig’s angina is pretty rare. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "Rare Skin Infection Caused This Man to Have a ‘Double Tongue’," 10 July 2019 Symptoms of angina and a heart attack are pretty similar. Korin Miller, SELF, "When to See a Doctor About That Weird Chest Tightness," 15 Aug. 2018 These are the classic features of angina, a symptom of an underlying heart problem such as coronary heart disease that can crop up when your heart isn’t getting enough oxygen-rich blood, according to the NHLBI. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "Is Your Chest Pain Physical or Mental?," 14 Nov. 2018 The discomfort associated with angina is often described as pressure, tightness, or a burning sensation. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "Is Your Chest Pain Physical or Mental?," 14 Nov. 2018 During the 1990s, Viagra failed miserably in trials as a treatment for angina, but alert researchers at Pfizer realized that one of the side effects could have global appeal. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "Serendipity in Science Is Often Born of Years of Labor," 4 May 2018 There are two kinds of angina: Stable and unstable, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "9 Causes of That Random Chest Pain," 26 Apr. 2018 There is no question that statins can protect the health of people who have already had a heart attack or stroke (or even angina) and thus face a significant risk of a recurrence that could prove fatal. Jane E. Brody, New York Times, "Weighing the Pros and Cons of Statins," 16 Apr. 2018 Pfizer had aimed to treat the heart condition angina. Sean Rossman, USA TODAY, "Viagra is now 20 years old. Things to know about the little blue pill," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of angina

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angina

Latin, throat inflammation, from Greek anchonē strangling, from anchein to strangle

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angina

noun

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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