AskDefine | Define angina

Dictionary Definition



1 any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain
2 a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart [syn: angina pectoris]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. In the context of "pathology|cardiology": A chest pain or shortness of breath occurring with lesser degrees of arterial blockage.
  2. An inflammatory infection of the throat, such as quinsy.
  3. In the context of "pathology|incorrect": Angina pectoris.

Derived terms



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Extensive Definition

The English word angina (which comes intact from Latin) refers to a painful constriction or tightness somewhere in the body, and may refer to:
  • Angina pectoris, chest pain due to ischemia (a lack of blood and hence oxygen supply) of the heart muscle
  • Abdominal angina, postprandial abdominal pain that occurs in individuals with insufficient blood flow to meet visceral demands
  • Ludwig's angina, a serious, potentially life-threatening infection of the tissues of the floor of the mouth
  • Prinzmetal's angina, a syndrome typically consisting of cardiac chest pain at rest that occurs in cycles
  • Vincent's angina, trench mouth, infection of the gums leading to inflammation, bleeding, deep ulceration and necrotic gum tissue
  • Angina tonsillaris, an inflammation of the tonsils
Other uses of the word angina include:
angina in German: Angina
angina in Polish: Angina (ujednoznacznienie)
angina in Urdu: خانِقہ (ضدابہام)
angina in Italian: Angina (disambigua)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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