altitude-sickness

altitude sickness

noun Pathology.
a condition affecting some persons at high altitudes, caused by insufficient oxygen in the blood and characterized by dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath.

Origin:
1915–20

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altitude sickness
 
n
another name for mountain sickness

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altitude sickness al·ti·tude sickness (āl'tĭ-tōōd', -tyōōd')
n.
A collection of symptoms, including shortness of breath, nausea, and nosebleed, brought on by decreased oxygen in the atmosphere, such as that encountered at high altitudes. Also called Acosta's disease.

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