gastrodynia gas·tro·dyn·i·a (gās'trō-dĭn'ē-ə)
Pain in the stomach; a stomach ache. Also called gastralgia.
It is very useful in gastrodynia, and appears then to act locally upon the painful and irritable nerves of the stomach.
It is probable that cases of this disease were described under such names as passio cardiaca, gastrodynia, hmatemesis, and melna.
The preparations of Arsenic have even been used in some cases of gastrodynia with considerable advantage.
It is not powerful as a Sedative, but its peculiarity of action often renders it useful in gastrodynia.