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any attack of painful spasms characterized by sensations of choking or suffocating.
any disease of the throat or fauces.
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

any disease marked by painful attacks of spasmodic choking, such as Vincent’s angina and quinsy
Also called angina pectoris (ˈpɛktərɪs). a sudden intense pain in the chest, often accompanied by feelings of suffocation, caused by momentary lack of adequate blood supply to the heart muscle

1570s, from Latin angina “infection of the throat,” from Greek ankhone “a strangling” (see anger); probably influenced in Latin by angere “to throttle.” Angina pectoris is from 1744, from Latin pectoris, genitive of pectus “chest” (see pectoral (adj.)).

angina an·gi·na (ān-jī’nə, ān’jə-)

A severe constricting pain, especially angina pectoris.

A sore throat.

an·gi’nal adj.
an’gi·nose’ (-jə-nōs’) adj.


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  • Anginiform

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

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    anginoid anginoid an·gi·noid (ān’jə-noid’) n. Resembling angina, especially angina pectoris.

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    noun a fear of angina, choking, narrowness Word Origin angina ‘suffocation’

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