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mountain sickness

noun, Pathology
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for mountain-sickness

mountain sickness

noun
1.
Also called altitude sickness. 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
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mountain-sickness in Medicine

mountain sickness moun·tain sickness (moun'tən)
n.
Altitude sickness brought on by the diminished oxygen pressure at mountain elevations.

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