angina definition

  • noun:
    • Angina pectoris.
    • a disorder, including severe throat pain, by which spasmodic attacks of suffocating pain occur.
    • Angina pectoris.
    • An inflammatory infection for the neck, particularly quinsy.
    • A chest discomfort or difficulty breathing occurring with less quantities of arterial blockage.
    • Any inflammatory affection for the throat or faces, as quinsy, cancerous throat pain, croup, etc., specially such as for instance sometimes produce suffocation, choking, or shortness of breath.
    • In pathology, any inflammatory affection of throat or fauces, as quinsy, serious sore throat, croup, mumps, etc.
    • Angina pectoris (which see, below).
    • any illness of neck or fauces marked by spasmodic assaults of extreme suffocative discomfort
    • a heart condition marked by paroxysms of upper body pain because reduced oxygen into heart

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