breast pang
Angina 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. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Breast pang — Breast Breast (br[e^]st), n. [OE. brest, breost, As. bre[ o]st; akin to Icel. brj[=o]st, Sw. br[ o]st, Dan. bryst, Goth. brusts, OS. briost, D. borst, G. brust.] 1. The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breast pang — angina pectoris …   Medical dictionary

  • Breast — (br[e^]st), n. [OE. brest, breost, As. bre[ o]st; akin to Icel. brj[=o]st, Sw. br[ o]st, Dan. bryst, Goth. brusts, OS. briost, D. borst, G. brust.] 1. The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, the breast of a man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Breast drill — Breast Breast (br[e^]st), n. [OE. brest, breost, As. bre[ o]st; akin to Icel. brj[=o]st, Sw. br[ o]st, Dan. bryst, Goth. brusts, OS. briost, D. borst, G. brust.] 1. The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pang — A sudden sharp, brief pain. breast p. SYN: angina pectoris. * * * pang paŋ n a brief piercing spasm of pain see BIRTH PANG, HUNGER PANGS * * * (pang) a sudden, piercing pain …   Medical dictionary

  • To make a clean breast — Breast Breast (br[e^]st), n. [OE. brest, breost, As. bre[ o]st; akin to Icel. brj[=o]st, Sw. br[ o]st, Dan. bryst, Goth. brusts, OS. briost, D. borst, G. brust.] 1. The fore part of the body, between the neck and the belly; the chest; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angina — is chest pain that is due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle. The chest pain of angina is typically severe and crushing. There is a feeling just behind the breastbone (the sternum) of pressure and suffocation. The word “angina” …   Medical dictionary

  • Angina — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angina pectoris — Angina 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spasm of the chest — Angina 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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