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