altitude sickness

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altitude sickness

n.
A collection of symptoms, including shortness of breath, headache, and nosebleed, brought on by decreased oxygen in the atmosphere, such as that encountered at high altitudes.

altitude sickness

n
(Pathology) another name for mountain sickness

al′titude sick`ness


n.
a disorder associated with the low oxygen content of the atmosphere at high altitudes, in acute conditions resulting in prostration, shortness of breath, and cardiac disturbances.
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Noun1.altitude sickness - effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudesaltitude sickness - effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudes
hypoxia - oxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency
mountain sickness - nausea and shortness of breath experienced by mountain climbers above ten thousand feet
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