Definition of retrosternal in English:


Syllabification: ret·ro·ster·nal
Pronunciation: /ˌretrōˈstərnl


Anatomy & Medicine
  • Behind the breastbone.
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    • A 58 year old Indian merchant working in an African country was admitted to hospital with severe retrosternal pain radiating upwards and down the right arm.
    • By morning I was feeling quite unwell with retrosternal chest pain, odynophagia, and mild dysphagia.
    • She also had occasional spasmodic retrosternal pain, usually after eating, but denied having symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux.

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