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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Acute mountain sickness in travelers who consulted a pre-travel clinic.
Descending to a lower altitude is also common practice to relieve the symptoms associated with acute mountain sickness.
It is thought variations in an individual's ability to regulate blood flow to the brain, known as autoregulation, may also contribute to development of acute mountain sickness.
Randomised, double blind, placebo controlled comparison of ginkgo biloba and acetazolamide for prevention of acute mountain sickness among Himalayan trekkers: the prevention of high altitude sickness trial (PHAIT) BMJ 2002;328(7443):797.
According to Castellani, dehydration also made acute mountain sickness worse.
Being so high above sea level makes the oxygen much thinner and can cause a condition know as high altitude mountain sickness which can be life threatening.
She is set to endure altitude and mountain sickness, which can cause nausea, nose bleeds and headaches.
Hours later I wheeled him into an emergency room, where doctors began treating him for Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
I have been back to Leeds Metropolitan University and done my first session at altitude in their environmental chamber just to see how badly I may be affected and see if I will have issues with things such as altitude mountain sickness.
Rapid changes in altitude sometimes result in other conditions such as altitude sickness, acute mountain sickness and high-altitude pulmonary edema.
The trip will also examine the impact of acute mountain sickness, a debilitating condition often experienced on ascent to high altitude, on ability to stave off illness.