Definition of Angina

1. Noun. Any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain.

2. Noun. A heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart.
Exact synonyms: Angina Pectoris
Generic synonyms: Cardiopathy, Heart Disease
Derivative terms: Anginal, Anginous

Definition of Angina

1. n. 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.

Definition of Angina

1. Noun. (context: pathology incorrect) Angina pectoris. ¹

2. Noun. (pathology) An inflammatory infection of the throat, such as quinsy. ¹

3. Noun. (context: pathology cardiology) A chest pain or shortness of breath occurring with lesser degrees of arterial blockage. ¹

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Definition of Angina

1. a disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense pain [n -S] : ANGINAL, ANGINOSE, ANGINOUS [adj]

Medical Definition of Angina

1. Chest pain that occurs secondary to the inadequate delivery of oxygen to the heart muscle. Often described as a heavy or squeesing pain in the midsternal area of the chest. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Angina

angiitis livedo reticularis
angina (current term)
angina cruris
angina decubitus
angina diphtheritica
angina inversa
angina lymphomatosa
angina notha
angina of effort
angina pectoris
angina pectoris decubitus
angina pectoris sine dolore
angina pectoris vasomotoria
angina scarlatinosa
angina sine dolore
angina spuria

Literary usage of Angina

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"IN speaking of angina pectoris, a by no means slight difficulty one encounters at the outset arises from the fact that the clinical and pathological scope ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"Some, however, employ this last term for an acutely painful intermittent affection of tn^ heart, which seems to differ from angina pectoris more in regard ..."

3. The Lancet (1898)
"angina pectoris is historically of great interest and the story of its discovery by Edward Jenner and his reluctance to make his facts known to the public ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(e) * Vincent's angina Vincent's angina is due to a fusiform bacillus which may also ... Vincent's angina may accompany any of the tonsillar infections of ..."

5. Diseases of the chest and the principles of physical diagnosis by George William Norris, Henry Robert Murray Landis, Edward Bell Krumbhaar (1920)
"CHAPTER XXIX angina PECTORIS There is considerable uncertainty as to the proper classification of the various painful sensations centering ..."

6. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1918)
"THE IMPORTANCE OF DETAILS IN THE TREATMENT OF angina PECTORIS The two patients whom I am going to show illustrate certain points in the treatment of angina ..."

7. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1905)
"Nothnagel has described as raso-motor angina a form in which the ... Toxic angina.—This embraces cases due to the abuse of tea, coffee, and tobacco. ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1860)
"A Brief Review of tlte Pathology of angina Pectoris, with Cases. ... MD It must be but seldom that a number of cases of angina pectoris are presented to one ..."

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