pseudoangina

pseudoangina

 [soo″do-an-ji´-nah]
a nervous disorder resembling angina, consisting of slight chest or breast pain, usually with pallor followed by cyanosis and coldness or numbness of the extremities.

an·gi·na pec·to·ris va·so·mo·to·ri·a

angina pectoris in which the breast pain is comparatively slight, but pallor followed by cyanosis, and coldness and numbness of the extremities are marked.

pseudoangina

/pseu·do·an·gi·na/ (-an-jĭ´nah) a nervous disorder resembling angina.

pseudoangina

(soo″dō-ăn′jĭ-nă) (-ăn-jī′nă) [″ + L. angina, a choking]
Chest pain in patients who have healthy coronary arteries. The syndrome may be caused by esophageal, peptic, gallbladder, musculoskeletal, pulmonary, pleural, or psychogenic illnesses.
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The pain of pseudoangina is frequently insidious in onset, commonly involving the neck, shoulder, arm, and hand.