from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In pathology, neuralgia of the stomach; more generally, pain of any kind in the stomach or belly; belly-ache.
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- noun (Med.) Pain in the stomach or epigastrium, as in gastric disorders.
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- noun an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
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He has suffered for several years with violent gastralgia and obstinate dyspepsia, for which he has long used morphine.
Disorders and displacements of the uterus, ulcers and cancer, gastralgia and gastric spasms, jaundice, pains in the nose, are supposed in women to result from masturbation, as well as fluor albus, nymphomania, &c.
It is remarkable that some women who habitually suffer from various nervous troubles -- neuralgias, gastralgia, headache, insomnia -- are only free from them at this moment.
Neurasthenia, dyspepsia, gastralgia, enteritis, and pains in different parts of the body.
According to De Lanesan the roasted seeds are used in La Réunion in infusion similar to coffee in the treatment of gastralgia and asthma.
But the combined influence of the alcohol in retarding the internal distribution of oxygen and the drain upon the nutritive elements of her blood, in furnishing milk for her baby, led to rapid impoverishment of the blood and tissues, and the early establishment of a sufficient grade of gastritis to cause indigestion, frequent vomiting, and, later, paroxysms of severe gastralgia, with general emaciation, and loss of strength.
If gastritis be the affection the pain will be augmented; whereas, if it be gastralgia, it will be relieved.
The cause of gastralgia is a local or sympathetic irritation of the nerves distributed to the stomach.
The pain of gastralgia is sometimes allayed by using half a teaspoonful of subcarbonate of bismuth, and repeating the dose, if the attack is not relieved.
_Chronic Gastritis_ is sometimes mistaken for dyspepsia or gastralgia.