angina pectoris

noun angina pec·to·ris \ -ˈpek-t(ə-)rəs \
variants: or angina
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of angina pectoris

: 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
Note: 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.

Origin and Etymology of angina pectoris

New Latin, literally, angina of the chest


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angina pectoris

noun angina pec·to·ris \ -ˈpek-t(ə-)rəs \
variants: or angina

medical Definition of angina pectoris

: 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
Note: 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

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