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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.
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(Pathology) another name for mountain sickness
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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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|Noun||1.||altitude 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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