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angi'na pec'to•ris

Pronunciation: (pek'tu-ris), [key] Pathol.
a syndrome characterized by paroxysmal, constricting pain below the sternum, most easily precipitated by exertion or excitement and caused by ischemia of the heart muscle, usually due to a coronary artery disease, as arteriosclerosis.

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