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motion sickness

A condition in which a person suffers from nausea and vomiting. Motion sickness includes sea sickness, car sickness, swing sickness, and air sickness. The sickness in the air may be caused by a fear of flying, apprehension at seeing the horizon at different angles, turbulence, unusual attitudes, and g forces. It also may be caused by mismatching between the balance signals from the ear and the visual signals from the eye. Also called air sickness.
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While briefing the student, I learned that his performance was below average and he had had issues with air sickness.
Boeing's latest jetliner may help some passengers avoid air sickness.
In the early 1980s, the Air Force began the Air Sickness Management program to assist more than half of the student pilots who statistically encounter airsickness to some degree in their training.
United Airlines Flight 840, carrying 246 passengers including a senior US diplomat was turned around 90 minutes after take-off on Tuesday and returned to Sydney after a flight attendant found the letters 'BOB' written on an air sickness bag in one of the Boeing 747's toilets.
Sally Cast, who works for bmi, has helped hundreds of passengers overcome air sickness, anxiety and food poisoning during her ten-year career.