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 for angina pectoris
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  angina \an*gi"na\ ([a^]n*j[imac]"n[.a] or [a^]n"j[i^]*n[.a]), n.
     [L., fr. angere to strangle, to choke. See anger, n.]
     1. (Med.) Any inflammatory affection of the throat, as the
        quinsy, malignant sore throat, croup, etc., especially
        such as tends to produce suffocation, choking, or
        shortness of breath. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster + AS]
  
     2. (Med.) Any spasmodic severe suffocative pain.
        [AS]
  
     3. (Med.) Angina pectoris.
        [AS]
  
     Angina pectoris ([a^]n*j[imac]"n[.a] p[e^]k"t[-o]*r[i^]s),
        Chest pain caused by myocardial ischemia precipitated by
        exertion and relieved by rest. It is so called because the
        pain is accompanied by a sense of suffocating contraction
        or tightening of the lower part of the chest; -- called
        also breast pang, spasm of the chest.
        [1913 Webster + AS]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  angina pectoris
      n 1: a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to
           reduced oxygen to the heart [syn: angina pectoris,
           angina]

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