angina pectoris angina pec·to·ris (pěk'tər-ĭs)
Severe constricting chest pain, often radiating from the precordium to the left shoulder and down the arm, due to insufficient blood supply to the heart that is usually caused by coronary disease. Also called stenocardia.
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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.