Angina pectoris



a syndrome characterized by paroxysmal, constricting pain below the sternum, most easily precipitated by exertion or excitement and caused by ischemia of the heart muscle, usually due to a coronary artery disease, as arteriosclerosis.
Historical Examples

“From angina pectoris,” finished Kent, as the detective paused.
The Red Seal Natalie Sumner Lincoln

In the night which followed Pascal had another attack of angina pectoris.
Doctor Pascal Emile Zola

Nitrate of amyl, you understand, is the drug that is given to relieve sufferers from angina pectoris.
The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford

Could it be angina pectoris, or some other strange and terrible disease?
The Outrage Annie Vivanti

It has been thought by some that the pain in angina pectoris might be due to this cause.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

It is only used in attacks of cardiac spasm, as in angina pectoris.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

The case which apparently presents such phenomena in the most unmistakable way is that of angina pectoris.
Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it Francis E. Anstie

I thought it was clearly established that Jimmie died from angina pectoris?
The Red Seal Natalie Sumner Lincoln

“Rochester’s contention that Jimmie died from angina pectoris would seem borne out by what transpired,” he said.
The Red Seal Natalie Sumner Lincoln

They were said to be due to angina pectoris, the latter paroxysms having been the most severe.
The Well-Beloved Thomas Hardy

angina pectoris angina pec·to·ris (pěk’tər-ĭs)
n.
Severe constricting chest pain, often radiating from the precordium to the left shoulder and down the arm, due to insufficient blood supply to the heart that is usually caused by coronary disease. Also called stenocardia.
angina pectoris
(ān-jī’nə pěk’tər-ĭs)
Episodic constricting chest pain, often radiating to the left shoulder and down the left arm, caused by an insufficient supply of blood to the heart. Coronary artery disease is a common cause of angina pectoris.
angina pectoris [(an-jeye-nuh, an-juh-nuh pek-tuh-ris)]

Severe chest pains caused by an insufficient supply of blood to the heart.

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  • Anginiform

    anginiform anginiform an·gin·i·form (ān-jĭn’ə-fôrm’) adj. Of or resembling angina.

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