from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Severe paroxysmal pain in the chest associated with an insufficient supply of blood to the heart.
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- n. Intermittent crushing chest pain caused by reversible myocardial ischemia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a peculiarly painful disease, so named from a sense of suffocating contraction or tightening of the lower part of the chest; -- called also breast pang, spasm of the chest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart
New Latin : Latin angina, quinsy + pectoris, genitive of pectus, chest.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)