||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.
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