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the sense of being in the act of dying, differing from the fear of death or the desire for death; a symptom that may occur with angina pectoris and occasionally in diseases of the medulla.
Synonym(s): angor pectoris (2)
angor animiAn obsolete term that loosely translates as sense of impending doom.
angor animi(ang′gŏr an′ĭ-mē) [ angor + L. animus, rational soul]
The feeling that one is dying, as may occur in connection with angina pectoris.