Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Angina pectoris.
  • noun A condition, such as severe sore throat, in which spasmodic attacks of suffocating pain occur.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, any inflammatory affection of the throat or fauces, as quinsy, severe sore throat, croup, mumps, etc.
  • noun Angina pectoris (which see, below).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Any inflammatory affection of the throat or faces, as the quinsy, malignant sore throat, croup, etc., especially such as tends to produce suffocation, choking, or shortness of breath.
  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology, incorrect Angina pectoris.
  • noun pathology An inflammatory infection of the throat, such as quinsy.
  • noun pathology, cardiology A chest pain or shortness of breath occurring with lesser degrees of arterial blockage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain
  • noun a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin, quinsy, from Greek ankhonē, a strangling; see angh- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin angina ("quinsy, literally strangling, choking"), from angere ("to strangle, choke").

Examples

  • I wondered whether he had what you call angina pectoris.

    A Mortal Antipathy: first opening of the new portfolio

  • I wondered whether he had what you call angina pectoris.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • (Prinzmetal angina is when a coronary artery goes into a spontaneous spasm and deprives the heart of oxygen, in contrast to plain old angina which is caused by a clot in the artery.)

    Medpundit

  • (Prinzmetal angina is when a coronary artery goes into a spontaneous spasm and deprives the heart of oxygen, in contrast to plain old angina which is caused by a clot in the artery.)

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  • Chest pain in this process is called angina; it often occurs during exercise, when your heart demands more blood flow.

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  • Chest pain in this process is called angina; it often occurs during exercise, when your heart demands more blood flow.

    THE PROGRAM

  • This uncomfortable condition is called angina, and in the acute stage of this disease the plaque breaks off and forms a clot.

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  • This uncomfortable condition is called angina, and in the acute stage of this disease the plaque breaks off and forms a clot.

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  • “They say that the rivals are reconciled, thanks to the angina ...” and the word angina was repeated with great satisfaction.

    War and Peace

  • "They say that the rivals are reconciled, thanks to the angina ..." and the word angina was repeated with great satisfaction.

    War and Peace

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