mountain sickness

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mountain sickness

n.
Altitude sickness brought on by the diminished oxygen pressure at mountain elevations.

mountain sickness

n
1. (Pathology) Also called: altitude sickness nausea, headache, and shortness of breath caused by climbing to high altitudes (usually above 12 000 ft)
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science a disease of cattle kept at high altitude in S and N America, characterized by congestive heart failure

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.mountain sickness - nausea and shortness of breath experienced by mountain climbers above ten thousand feet
altitude sickness - effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudes