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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2: Emergency Field Management of Acute Mountain Sickness, High Altitude Pulmonary Edema, and High Altitude Cerebral Edema.
The incidence, importance, and prophylaxis of acute mountain sickness. Lancet.
He remained asymptomatic and did not show any signs of acute mountain sickness. At this height, he stayed for almost 14 days.
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.
Baumgartner, "Acute mountain sickness: controversies and advances," High Altitude Medicine and Biology, vol.
Searches were performed using the search terms under two search themes that were combined using the Boolean operator "AND." For the theme of "AMS," a combination of Medical Subject Headings (MeSHs), entry terms, and text words was used: "acute mountain sickness," "altitude illness," "mountain sickness," "high-altitude cerebral edema," and "HACE." For the theme of "Smoking," "smoking" and "tobacco" were used.
"When I got to the top, I had mountain sickness, so I wasn't thinking clearly," Sean Turner said.
Acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral oedema, high altitude pulmonary oedema: The current concepts.
Craig, who runs his own business Elegant Blinds, added: "This is our biggest fear, acute mountain sickness (AMS).
I took out my phone to google "breathlessness", "altitude sickness", "mountain sickness." No network--I felt stranded.