Definitions of angina
  1. noun
    a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart
    synonyms: angina pectoris
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    type of:
    cardiopathy, heart disease
    a disease of the heart
  2. noun
    any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain
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    Vincent's angina, Vincent's infection, trench mouth
    an acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane
    peritonsillar abscess, quinsy
    a painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually a complication of tonsillitis
    croup, spasmodic laryngitis
    a disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing
    type of:
    inflammatory disease
    a disease characterized by inflammation
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