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Angina

Synonym(s)

  • angina pectoris
  • cardiac angina
  • ischemic chest pain
  • stenocardia

Definition(s)

Recurring thoracic pain or discomfort which occurs when a part of the heart does not receive enough blood; usually caused by exertion or excitement.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A disease marked by brief paroxysmal attacks of chest pain precipitated by deficient oxygenation of the heart muscles.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 15, 2014