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angina


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Angina  \An*gi"na\,  n.  [L.,  fr  angere  to  strangle,  to  choke.  See 
  {Anger},  n.]  (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. 
 
  {Angina  pectoris},  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  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  angina 
  n  1:  any  disease  of  the  throat  or  fauces  marked  by  spasmodic 
  attacks  of  intense  suffocative  pain 
  2:  a  heart  condition  marked  by  paroxysms  of  chest  pain  due  to 
  reduced  oxygen  to  the  heart  [syn:  {angina  pectoris}] 




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