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- ‘It is generally preceded by a cardialgia, or heart-burn, sour belchings, and flatulences, with pain of the stomach and intestines.’
- ‘The expression hugbit, ‘hug-bite,’ referred to belching, heartburn, and other symptoms of cardialgia, which were attributed to a ‘biting spirit’ belonging to someone else.’
- ‘40 patients with panic attacks, chronic algesic syndromes (chronic headaches of tension, cardialgias) entered the study.’
2another term for cardiodynia
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