Definition of Altitude sickness

1. Noun. Effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudes.

Generic synonyms: Hypoxia
Specialized synonyms: Mountain Sickness



Definition of Altitude sickness

1. Noun. (medicine) A pathological condition caused by oxygen deficiency at high altitudes; symptoms include shortness of breath, nausea, and nosebleed. ¹

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Medical Definition of Altitude sickness

1. A condition that results from prolonged exposure to high altitude. Symptoms include a continuous dry cough, shortness of breath, poor exercise tolerance, dizziness, headache, sleep difficulty, anorexia, confusion, fatigue and a rapid pulse. Treatment includes the immediate movement to a lower altitude. Prophylaxis has been accomplished successfully with the use of acetazolamide (Diamox). (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Altitude sickness

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1. A Traveler's Guide to the Galapagos Islands by Barry Boyce (2004)
"altitude sickness - A more serious version of the symptoms described in the ... Alcohol seems to be a predisposing factor relative to altitude sickness (as ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands by Peter Krahenbul (2003)
"To help prevent altitude sickness, you should always remain well-hydrated, ... If you are prone to altitude sickness or are concerned that it could be ..."

3. Bolivia Adventure Guide by Vivien Lougheed (2003)
"High altitude sickness, or soroche, can affect anyone, regardless of physical ... Serious altitude sickness is always possible if you ascend above 10000 ft/ ..."

4. Aviation Medicine in the A. E. F. by William Holland Wilmer (1920)
"Two forms of altitude sickness are known. The first is acute, ... In most cases the euphoria which accompanies altitude sickness is unfortunate, ..."

5. Adventure Guide to Guatemala by Shelagh McNally (2003)
"Dehydration/altitude sickness Be sure to drink plenty of water to avoid ... In the highlands, you may experience altitude sickness, which also will leave ..."

6. Landscapes of Tenerife: A Countryside Guide by Noel Rochford (2004)
"Take this walk very seriously: problems can include altitude sickness, ... Among the problems you may encounter is altitude sickness — the signs usually ..."

7. Pocket Adventures Guatemala by Shelagh McNally (2006)
"Dehydration/altitude sickness Be sure to drink plenty of water to avoid ... In the highlands, you may experience altitude sickness, which also will leave ..."

8. Wild Winds: Adventures in the Highest Andes by Ed Darack (2001)
"I worried about a relapse of altitude sickness, that my scarcely ... Instead of crashing back into altitude sickness however, I simply fell asleep. ..."

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