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angina
as in:  angina pectoris


Angina and heart disease in general are more common in affluent nations than in developing countries.
  a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart
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angina angina pectoris
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Generally "angina" references "angina pectoris"; though there are other forms of angina. This definition is for "angina pectoris."

WebMD describes angina as "a discomfort, heaviness, pressure, aching, burning, fullness, squeezing or painful feeling. Often, it can be mistaken for indigestion."
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  • Angina and heart disease in general are more common in affluent nations than in developing countries.
  • Cold wasn’t good for Irene’s angina.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • My mother has intestinal angina.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • My angina sure is better now.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help

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  • All you need is the evidence of the ECG, blood pressure, fluid in the lungs, and unstable angina.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Besides continuing difficulties with her leg, she had endured for some years a pattern of ailments which — as with so many hibakusha — might or might not have been attributable to the bomb: liver dysfunction, night sweats and morning fevers, borderline angina, blood spots on her legs, and signs in blood tests of a rheumatoid factor.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Nitrate of amyl, you understand, is the drug that is given to relieve sufferers from angina pectoris.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • It is given for some forms of heart trouble-angina pectoris for instance.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • They say that Turgenieff got angina of the heart from gout.
    Anton Chekhov  --  Uncle Vanya
  • ’What’s it like down there, Angina?’ he called out.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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  • The doctor says it is angina pectoris.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I am afraid I am getting angina too.
    Anton Chekhov  --  Uncle Vanya
  • Moreover, I discovered by inquiries in England that he had suffered for some years from that painful form of heart disease known as angina.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Doctors, he concluded, ought to combine the evidence of the ECG with three of what he called urgent risk factors: (1) Is the pain felt by the patient unstable angina?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • "They say that the rivals are reconciled, thanks to the angina…." and the word angina was repeated with great satisfaction.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "They say that the rivals are reconciled, thanks to the angina…." and the word angina was repeated with great satisfaction.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Angina?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Officially, at large gatherings, everyone said that Countess Bezukhova had died of a terrible attack of angina pectoris, but in intimate circles details were mentioned of how the private physician of the Queen of Spain had prescribed small doses of a certain drug to produce a certain effect; but Helene, tortured by the fact that the old count suspected her and that her husband to whom she had written (that wretched, profligate Pierre) had not replied, had suddenly taken a very large…
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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Associated words [difficulty]:   angina [8] , hypertension [8] , atherosclerosis [9]
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