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[kahr-dee-al-jee-uh, -juh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. heartburn(def 1).
  2. cardiodynia.
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Origin of cardialgia

First recorded in 1645–55; cardi- + -algia
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Related Words for cardialgia

indigestion, pyrosis, backflow, cardialgia

Examples from the Web for cardialgia

Historical Examples of cardialgia

  • Cardialgia is a painful condition of the stomach, usually referred to its cardiac orifice, and is popularly known as heartburn.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


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

  • 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


  1. obsolete pain in or near the heart
  2. a technical name for heartburn
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Derived Formscardialgic, adjective
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cardialgia in Medicine


  1. heartburn
  2. Cardiodynia.
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