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angina pectoris

[ pek-tuh-ris ]
/ ˈpɛk tə rɪs /
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noun Pathology.
a syndrome characterized by paroxysmal, constricting pain below the sternum, most easily precipitated by exertion or excitement and caused by ischemia of the heart muscle, usually due to a coronary artery disease, as arteriosclerosis.
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Origin of angina pectoris

1760–70; <New Latin: angina of the chest

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Scientific definitions for angina pectoris

angina pectoris
[ ăn-jīnə pĕktər-ĭs ]

Episodic constricting chest pain, often radiating to the left shoulder and down the left arm, caused by an insufficient supply of blood to the heart. Coronary artery disease is a common cause of angina pectoris.
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Cultural definitions for angina pectoris

angina pectoris
[ (an-jeye-nuh, an-juh-nuh pek-tuh-ris) ]

Severe chest pains caused by an insufficient supply of blood to the heart.

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