angina

The English word angina (which comes intact from Latin) refers to a painful constriction or tightness somewhere in the body, and may refer to:

  • Angina pectoris, chest pain due to ischemia (a lack of blood and hence oxygen supply) of the heart muscle
  • Abdominal angina, postprandial abdominal pain that occurs in individuals with insufficient blood flow to meet visceral demands
  • Ludwig's angina, a serious, potentially life-threatening infection of the tissues of the floor of the mouth
  • Prinzmetal's angina, a syndrome typically consisting of cardiac chest pain at rest that occurs in cycles
  • Vincent's angina, trench mouth, infection of the gums leading to inflammation, bleeding, deep ulceration and necrotic gum tissue
  • Angina tonsillaris, an inflammation of the tonsils

Other uses of the word angina include:

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