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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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They huddled together overnight, but she said he began to show the final signs of acute altitude sickness as blood began streaming from his mouth.
ALISTAIR BROWNLEE has come clean on the reason he took a drug used to combat altitude sickness - he was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Adaptation can take days or even weeks and altitude sickness can impact individuals at any time until adapted.
When reached at 6000 meters, International Hiking and Altitude Expedition Camp (IHEC) he suffered high altitude sickness.
On reaching 6000 M International Hiking and Altitude Expedition Camp, he suffered high altitude sickness.
Although some of the party didn't reach the summit because of altitude sickness, when Bent made it to the top his guide, world record holder and endurance athlete Noel Hanna, and son Rasmus braved the cold to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge, 5,895m above sea level.
So many of us suffered from terrible altitude sickness before even setting off and seven had to come down for medical treatment.
It was physically more challenging than I expected, mostly the altitude sickness.
Asked why so much of the sex drug was stored at RAF Marham in Norfolk, an MoD spokesman said: "Viagra is often used to treat low blood pressure and altitude sickness.
Lefson got the dog checked by the vet, who confirmed that Rupee would not suffer from altitude sickness from being more than 17,000 ft above sea level as he was born in the Himalayas.
A DJ from South Wales was the subject of a dramatic mountain rescue after succumbing to severe altitude sickness while attempting to climb Kilimanjaro.