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cardialgia

[kahr-dee-al-jee-uh, -juh] /ˌkɑr diˈæl dʒi ə, -dʒə/
noun, Pathology.
1.
heartburn (def 1).
Origin of cardialgia
1645-1655
First recorded in 1645-55; cardi- + -algia
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Examples from the Web for cardialgia
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  • cardialgia is a painful condition of the stomach, usually referred to its cardiac orifice, and is popularly known as heartburn.

  • It is scarcely credible to what extent the use of antacids may be carried to relieve the cardialgia of pregnancy.

    A System of Midwifery

    Edward Rigby
  • The root yields a juice which is employed in skin diseases, in abscess, acid in cardialgia.

  • Soap neutralizes the gastric acid without effervescence, and thus relieves the pain of cardialgia, where the stomach is affected.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin
  • For in riding a journey in cold weather, when the feet are long kept too cold, the digestion is impaired, and cardialgia produced.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for cardialgia

cardialgia

/ˌkɑːdɪˈældʒɪə; -dʒə/
noun
1.
(obsolete) pain in or near the heart
2.
a technical name for heartburn
Derived Forms
cardialgic, adjective
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cardialgia in Medicine

cardialgia car·di·al·gia (kär'dē-āl'jə, -jē-ə)
n.

  1. See heartburn.

  2. Cardiodynia.

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