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angina

[an-jahy-nuh; in Medicine/Medical often an-juh-nuh] /ænˈdʒaɪ nə; in Medicine/Medical often ˈæn dʒə nə/
noun, Pathology.
1.
any attack of painful spasms characterized by sensations of choking or suffocating.
3.
any disease of the throat or fauces.
Origin of angina
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin angina quinsey, for *ancina < Greek anchónē, strangulation, hanging, influenced by Latin ang(ere) to throttle (see anger)
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Examples from the Web for angina
Historical Examples
  • In the night which followed Pascal had another attack of angina pectoris.

    Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
  • Frank Mathers thought that his complaint was angina Pectoris.

    The Silver Lining John Roussel
  • 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
  • This has nearly disappeared, but he is still free from angina.

  • I thought it was clearly established that Jimmie died from angina pectoris?

    The Red Seal Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • "From angina pectoris," finished Kent, as the detective paused.

    The Red Seal Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • The real malady from which he suffered was breast-pang, or spasms of the heart, a form of angina pectoris.

  • At times the angina causes such swelling in the throat that the breathing is interfered with completely.

British Dictionary definitions for angina

angina

/ænˈdʒaɪnə/
noun
1.
any disease marked by painful attacks of spasmodic choking, such as Vincent's angina and quinsy
2.
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
Derived Forms
anginal, adjective
anginose (ænˈdʒaɪnəʊs; -nəʊz), anginous, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: quinsy, from Greek ankhonē a strangling
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Word Origin and History for angina
n.

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.)).

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angina in Medicine

angina an·gi·na (ān-jī'nə, ān'jə-)
n.

  1. A severe constricting pain, especially angina pectoris.

  2. A sore throat.


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