mountain sickness


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mountain sickness

1. nausea, headache, and shortness of breath caused by climbing to high altitudes (usually above 12 000 ft.)
2. Vet science a disease of cattle kept at high altitude in S and N America, characterized by congestive heart failure

mountain sickness

[′mau̇nt·ən ‚sik·nəs]
(medicine)
A disease occurring in persons living at high altitudes when homeostatic adjustments to the lowered atmospheric oxygen tension fail or develop disproportionately. Also known as high-altitude disease; high-altitude erythremia; Monge's disease; seroche.
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Incidence and predictors of acute mountain sickness among trekkers on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is by far the most common high altitude illness (HAI).
Bloch J, Duplain H, Rimoldi SF, Stuber T, Kriemler S, Allemann Y, Sartori C , Scherrer U (2009) Prevalence and time course of acute mountain sickness in older children and adolescents after rapid ascent to 3450 meters.
Awareness, prevalence, medication use and risk factors of acute mountain sickness in tourists trekking around the Annapurnas in Nepal: A 12 year follow-up.
Testing individual risk of acute mountain sickness at greater altitudes.
Acute mountain sickness may be caused by abnormal regulation of brain and spinal fluid volume in response to low oxygen at high altitudes.
Ibuprofen has an advantage over the drugs designed to alleviate mountain sickness.
High altitude headache (HAH) frequently occurs as an isolated symptom, but in many cases it may be a part of an acute mountain sickness (AMS).
High Altitude sickness - also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) -- is a pathological condition caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude.
If the hypothesis is proved right, it could have important implications for high-altitude mountaineering thanks to a better understanding of the development of acute mountain sickness and the life-threatening conditions of high-altitude pulmonary and cerebral oedema.