angina pectoris

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angina pectoris   (ān-jī'nə pěk'tər-ĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
Episodic constricting chest pain, often radiating to the left shoulder and down the left arm, caused by an insufficient supply of blood to the heart. Coronary artery disease is a common cause of angina pectoris.
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