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Meaning of ANGINA

Pronunciation:  an'jInu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart
  2. [n]  any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain

ANGINA is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: angina pectoris
 See Also: cardiopathy, croup, heart condition, heart disease, inflammatory disease, peritonsillar abscess, quinsy, spasmodic laryngitis, trench mouth, Vincent's angina, Vincent's infection



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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

{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}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Chest pain, with sensation of impending death. Pain may radiate into jaw, ear lobes, between shoulder blades or down shoulder and arm on either side, most frequently the left side. Pain is caused by a temporary reduction in the amount of oxygen to the heart muscle through narrowed, diseased coronary arteries.
Biology Dictionary
    1. A type of chest pain which feels like the chest is being constricted and/or a feeling of being suffocated. This occurs when the heart is not getting enough oxygen such as during stress, excitement, or physical exertion.
    2. Any type of spasmodic, constricting, or choking pain can be called angina.
    3. A throat inflammation.
  1. This is the term used by many people when they are referring to a discomfort of cardiac origins. There are several types of angina and not all originated from the heart. Angina pectoris is the sensation of chest pain, usually brought on by physically or emotionally stressful situations. Angina is usually due to atherosclerotic heart disease which is related to blood cholesterol levels. Coronary vasospasm in an apparently normal vessel can also cause angina. A patient with angina may show abnormal tracings of EKG and may progress to have a heart attack .
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