angi-, angio-, angei-, -angium +

(Greek > Latin: [receptacle], vessel, often a blood vessel; "covered by a seed or vessel", a seed vessel; a learned borrowing from Greek meaning "vessel", "container")

An angiosarcoma involving gland structures.
Seemingly without blood vessels.
anangioplasia, anangioplastic
1. The imperfect vascularization (formation of new blood vessels) of a part due to poorly formed or unformed blood vessels.
2. Imperfect vascularization of a part due to nonformation of vessels, or vessels with inadequate caliber (diameter of a hollow tubular structure).
angialgia, angialgistic
Pain in a blood vessel.
Instability or loss of tone in the vascular system.
Dilation or expansion of a lymphatic or blood vessel.
angiectasis, angioectatic
An abnormal, usually gross dilatation and often lengthening of a blood or lymphatic vessel.
1. Marked by the presence of dilated blood vessels.
2. A reference to or characterized by angiectasis.
An abnormal intradermal venous dilatation, consisting of a circumscribed conglomerate mass of venules, which causes a frequently tense and tender elevation of the skin.
1. The excision or resection of a vessel.
2. Excision of all or part of a blood vessel; also known as, arteriectomy or a venectomy.
angiectopia, angiectopic
1. An abnormal position or course of a vessel.
2. Displacement or an abnormal location of a blood vessel.
angiitis, angiitides
Inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel.
1. Any of various diseases or conditions characterized by painful or cramping spasms.
2. Any attack of painful spasms characterized by sensations of choking or suffocating.
3. Chest pain due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle. The chest pain of angina is typically severe and crushing. There is a feeling just behind the breastbone (the sternum) of pressure and suffocation.
4. Any spasmodic, choking, or suffocating pain.
5. An old term for a sore throat.

Angina was first described in 1772 by the English physician William Heberden in twenty patients who suffered from "a painful and most disagreeable sensation in the breast, which seems as if it would extinguish life, if it were to increase or to continue." Such patients, he wrote, "are seized while they are walking (more especially if it be uphill, and soon after eating); but the moment they stand still, all this uneasiness vanishes."

The word angina comes from the Latin verb angere meaning "to choke or throttle". Angina is now considered to be the same as angina pectoris, a reference to the Latin pectus, "chest". Latin angina "infection of the throat", from Greek ankhone "a strangling".

angina pectoris
1. Sever pain around the heart caused by a relative deficiency of oxygen supply to the heart muscle.
2. It occurs most often after increased activity, exercise, or a stressful event.
3. Pain or numbness typically radiates to the left shoulder and down the left arm and may also radiate to the back or jaw.
1. Angina pectoris.
2. A condition, such as severe sore throat, in which spasmodic attacks of suffocating pain occur.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving "blood" word units: apheresis; -emia; hemo-; hemoglobin-; phleb-; sangui-; vas-; vascul-.