angina pectoris

[pek-tuh-ris]

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.

Nearby words

  1. angiectopia,
  2. angiitis,
  3. angina,
  4. angina cruris,
  5. angina inversa,
  6. angina pectoris vasomotoria,
  7. anginal,
  8. anginiform,
  9. anginoid,
  10. anginose

Origin of angina pectoris

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

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Medicine definitions for angina pectoris

angina pectoris

[pĕktər-ĭs]

n.

Severe constricting chest pain, often radiating from the precordium to the left shoulder and down the arm, due to insufficient blood supply to the heart that is usually caused by coronary disease.stenocardia

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Science 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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Culture 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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