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coronary

 [kor´ah-nar-e]
encircling in the manner of a crown; said of anatomical structures such as vessels, ligaments, or nerves.
coronary arteries two large arteries that branch from the ascending aorta and supply all of the heart muscle with blood (see also table of arteries).
 A view of the coronary arterial system. The arteries serving the posterior aspect of the myocardium are shown here in a lighter shade.
coronary artery disease (CAD) atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries, which may cause angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and sudden death. Both genetically determined and avoidable risk factors contribute to the disease; they include hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, smoking, diabetes mellitus, and low levels of high density lipoproteins (HDL).
coronary heart disease (CHD) ischemic heart disease.
coronary occlusion the occlusion, or closing off, of a coronary artery, usually caused by a narrowing of the lumen of the blood vessels by the plaques of atherosclerosis. Sometimes a plaque may rupture and release vasoactive or thrombogenic substances that lead to clot formation. If there is adequate collateral circulation to the heart muscle at the time of the occlusion, there may be little or no damage to the myocardial cells. When occlusion is complete, however, with no blood being supplied to an area of the myocardium, myocardial infarction results.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cor·o·nar·y

(kōr'o-nār-ē), Do not confuse this word with coronal or coronoid.
1. Relating to or resembling a crown.
2. denoting various anatomic structures, for example, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments.
3. Specifically, denoting the coronary blood vessels of the heart and, colloquially, coronary thrombosis.
[L. coronarius; fr. corona, a crown]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

coronary

(kôr′ə-nĕr′ē, kŏr′-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being the coronary arteries or coronary veins.
2. Of or relating to the heart.
n. pl. coronar·ies
A coronary thrombosis or heart attack.
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coronary

Medspeak
adjective Referring to the blood vessels, nerves, and ligaments related of the myocardium.

Vox populi
noun A commonly used “short form” for an acute myocardial infarction, as in “Richard had a coronary last month”.
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coronary

adjective Referring to the blood vessels, nerves, and ligaments related of the myocardium noun A popular term for an acute MI. See Café coronary, Coital coronary.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cor·o·nar·y

(kōr'ŏ-nār-ē)
1. Relating to or resembling a crown.
2. Encircling; denoting various anatomic structures, e.g., nerves, blood vessels, ligaments.
3. Specifically, denoting the coronary blood vessels of the heart; colloquially, myocardial infarction or coronary thrombosis.
[L. coronarius; fr. corona, a crown]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

coronary

Pertaining to a crown. The CORONARY ARTERIES arise from the main artery of the body immediately above the heart, and give off branches which spread like a crown, over the surface of the heart.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005