Definition of Mountain sickness

1. Noun. Nausea and shortness of breath experienced by mountain climbers above ten thousand feet.

Generic synonyms: Altitude Sickness

Definition of Mountain sickness

1. Noun. (medicine) Altitude sickness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Mountain 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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mountain Sickness

mountain peak
mountain phlox
mountain pine
mountain pride
mountain quail
mountain range
mountain ranges
mountain reindeer
mountain rice
mountain rimu
mountain ringlet
mountain ringlets
mountain rose
mountain sandwort
mountain sheep
mountain sickness (current term)
mountain skink
mountain spinach
mountain spleenwort
mountain starwort
mountain sumac
mountain swamp gum
mountain tea
mountain tent
mountain tick fever
mountain top
mountain trail
mountain unit
mountain units
mountain viscacha

Literary usage of Mountain sickness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1916)
"mountain sickness Definition.—An illness associated with adaptation to low atmospheric pressures, characterized by cyanosis, nausea, headache, ..."

2. Science from an Easy Chair by Edwin Ray Lankester (1913)
"I have always been sensitive to the action of diminished pressure, which produces what is called " mountain sickness " in many people. ..."

3. Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology by August Hirsch (1885)
"Lastly, it is a noteworthy fact that the phenomena of mountain sickness have been observed ... Most of the observations on mountain sickness, accordingly, ..."

4. Handbook of Physiology by William Dobinson Halliburton (1913)
"700 8 6500 mountain sickness therefore attacks different persons at different altitudes. If no form of adaptation took place, the following would be the ..."

5. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1905)
"The opinion has often been expressed of late years that mountain sickness may be largely or wholly avoided by a gradual approach to high altitudes, ..."

6. The Diagnostics of Internal Medicine: A Clinical Treatise Upon the by Glentworth Reeve Butler (1909)
"MOUNTAIN FEVER AND mountain sickness The cases described as mountain fever are for the ... The symptoms of mountain sickness—due to rarefied air—are severe ..."

7. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"Respiration at High Altitudes mountain sickness It is well known that at the great elevations ... To these the name of mountain sickness has been given. ..."

8. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1916)
"mountain sickness Definition.—An illness associated with adaptation to low atmospheric pressures, characterized by cyanosis, nausea, headache, ..."

9. Science from an Easy Chair by Edwin Ray Lankester (1913)
"I have always been sensitive to the action of diminished pressure, which produces what is called " mountain sickness " in many people. ..."

10. Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology by August Hirsch (1885)
"Lastly, it is a noteworthy fact that the phenomena of mountain sickness have been observed ... Most of the observations on mountain sickness, accordingly, ..."

11. Handbook of Physiology by William Dobinson Halliburton (1913)
"700 8 6500 mountain sickness therefore attacks different persons at different altitudes. If no form of adaptation took place, the following would be the ..."

12. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1905)
"The opinion has often been expressed of late years that mountain sickness may be largely or wholly avoided by a gradual approach to high altitudes, ..."

13. The Diagnostics of Internal Medicine: A Clinical Treatise Upon the by Glentworth Reeve Butler (1909)
"MOUNTAIN FEVER AND mountain sickness The cases described as mountain fever are for the ... The symptoms of mountain sickness—due to rarefied air—are severe ..."

14. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"Respiration at High Altitudes mountain sickness It is well known that at the great elevations ... To these the name of mountain sickness has been given. ..."

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