|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|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
mountain sickness moun·tain sickness (moun'tən)
Altitude sickness brought on by the diminished oxygen pressure at mountain elevations.