antianginal

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antianginal

/an·ti·an·gi·nal/ (-an-ji´nal) preventing or alleviating angina, or an agent that does this.

antianginal

[-anjī′nəl]
1 pertaining to the reduction of myocardial oxygen consumption or the increase of oxygen supply to the myocardium to prevent symptoms of angina pectoris.
2 an antianginal agent.

antianginal

adjective Referring to an agent or mechanism that counters anginal pain noun An agent that prevents or ameliorates anginal pain

antianginal (an·tī·an·jīˑ·nl),

n a drug used to treat angina pectoris, a symptom of ischemic heart disease. Such drugs include beta blockers, Ca++ antagonists, and nitrates that facilitate vasodilation. See also angina pectoris.