mountain-sickness

mountain sickness

noun Pathology.

Origin:
1840–50

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

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