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ænˈdʒaɪ nə; in Med. often ˈæn dʒə nəangi·na

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anginanoun

    any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain

  2. angina pectoris, anginanoun

    a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart


  1. anginanoun

    Angina pectoris.

  2. anginanoun

    An inflammatory infection of the throat, such as quinsy.

  3. anginanoun

    A chest pain or shortness of breath occurring with lesser degrees of arterial blockage.


  1. Angina

    Angina, also known as angina pectoris, is chest pain or pressure, usually caused by insufficient blood flow to the heart muscle (myocardium). It is most commonly a symptom of coronary artery disease.Angina is typically the result of obstruction or spasm of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. The main mechanism of coronary artery obstruction is atherosclerosis as part of coronary artery disease. Other causes of angina include abnormal heart rhythms, heart failure and, less commonly, anemia. The term derives from the Latin angere ("to strangle") and pectus ("chest"), and can therefore be translated as "a strangling feeling in the chest". There is a weak relationship between severity of angina and degree of oxygen deprivation in the heart muscle, however, the severity of angina does not always match the degree of oxygen deprivation to the heart or the risk of a myocardial infarction (heart attack). Some people may experience severe pain even though there is little risk of a heart attack. Others may have a heart attack and experience little or no pain. In some cases, angina can be quite severe. Worsening angina attacks, sudden-onset angina at rest, and angina lasting more than 15 minutes are symptoms of unstable angina (usually grouped with similar conditions as the acute coronary syndrome). As these may precede a heart attack, they require urgent medical attention and are, in general, treated similarly to myocardial infarction.In the early 20th century, severe angina was seen as a sign of impending death. However, modern medical therapies have improved the outlook substantially. Middle-age patients who experience moderate to severe angina (grading by classes II, III, and IV) have a five-year survival rate of approximately 92%.


  1. angina

    Angina is a type of chest pain or discomfort caused by poor blood flow through the blood vessels in the heart. It's often considered to be a symptom of underlying heart disease, such as coronary artery disease. The pain can often feel like a pressure or squeezing in your chest, sometimes spreading to the arms, neck, jaw, shoulder or back. The pain may also feel like indigestion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anginanoun

    any inflammatory affection of the throat or faces, as the quinsy, malignant sore throat, croup, etc., especially such as tends to produce suffocation, choking, or shortness of breath

  2. Etymology: [L., fr. angere to strangle, to choke. See anger, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Angina

    an-jī′na, n. any inflammatory affection of the throat, as quinsy, croup, &c.: usually in medical phraseology with adjective, as Angina rheumatica = rheumatic sore throat.—Angina pectoris, a disease of the heart marked by paroxysms of intense pain, beginning at the breastbone and radiating thence mainly towards the left shoulder and arm. [L. angĭna. See Anguish.]

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  1. Gianna

  2. inanga

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of angina in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of angina in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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