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English definition of “angina pectoris”

angina pectoris

noun [U]     /ænˌdʒaɪ.nəˈpek.tə.rɪs/ US  /-tɚ-/ (also angina)
a disease that repeatedly causes sudden strong pains in the chest because blood containing oxygen is prevented from reaching the heart muscle by blocked arteries (= thick tubes carrying blood from the heart)Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
(Definition of angina pectoris noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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