Angor animi


Angor animi

Angor animi (also referred to as angina animiGairdner's disease. Online Medical Dictionary. "CancerWeb. Centre for Cancer Education." Newcastle University. http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?query=Gairdner%27s+disease (accessed: May 04, 2007)] , Gairdner's disease and also angina pectoris sine dolore), in medicine, is a symptom defined as a patient's "perception" that they are in fact dying. Most cases of "angor animi" are found in patients suffering from acute coronary syndrome (cardiac related chest pain) such as angina. It is, however, occasionally found in patients suffering from other conditionsangor animi. Online Medical Dictionary. "CancerWeb. Centre for Cancer Education." Newcastle University. http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?query=angor+animi(accessed: May 04, 2007)] .

"Angor animi" is differentiated from a "fear" or "desire" for death, since "Angor animi" refers to a patient's actual and genuine "belief" that they are in the present act of dying.

The phrase is derived from the two Latin terms which it is composed of, namely "angor" and "animi".

"Angor" (different but related to the word ), in modern English, refers to a great anxiety, distressangor. Dictionary.com. "Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)." Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/angor (accessed: May 04, 2007).] , or mental anguish often accompanied by a painful constriction and palpitations at the upper abdomen and lower thorax (chest)angor. Dictionary.com. "Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary." MICRA, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/angor (accessed: May 04, 2007)] .

"Animi" means an animating spirit, intention or temperanimi. Dictionary.com. "Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary." MICRA, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/animi (accessed: May 04, 2007)] .

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