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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart;
[syn: angina pectoris, angina]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

angina \an*gi"na\ ([a^]n*j[imac]"n[.a] or [a^]n"j[i^]*n[.a]), n. [L., fr. angere to strangle, to choke. See anger, n.] 1. (Med.) Any inflammatory affection of the throat, as the quinsy, malignant sore throat, croup, etc., especially such as tends to produce suffocation, choking, or shortness of breath. [Obs.] [1913 Webster + AS] 2. (Med.) Any spasmodic severe suffocative pain. [AS] 3. (Med.) Angina pectoris. [AS] Angina pectoris ([a^]n*j[imac]"n[.a] p[e^]k"t[-o]*r[i^]s), Chest pain caused by myocardial ischemia precipitated by exertion and relieved by rest. It is so called because the pain is accompanied by a sense of suffocating contraction or tightening of the lower part of the chest; -- called also breast pang, spasm of the chest. [1913 Webster + AS]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

angina pectoris n 1: a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart [syn: angina pectoris, angina]