An*gi"na (#), n. [L., fr. angere to strangle, to choke. See Anger, n.] Med.
Any inflammatory affection of the throat or faces, as the quinsy, malignant sore throat, croup, etc., especially such as tends to produce suffocation, choking, or shortness of breath.
Angina pectoris (#), a peculiarly painful disease, so named from a sense of suffocating contraction or tightening of the lower part of the chest; -- called also breast pang, spasm of the chest.
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