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Glossary for Acute mountain sickness

  • Anorexia: Any type of appetite loss; often refers to anorexia nervosa
  • Ataxia: It is a neurological sign and symptom consisting of gross lack of co-ordination of muscle movements.
  • Cerebral oedema:
  • Cheyne-Stokes respirations: Breathing with regularly occurring apnoeic episodes and change in rate of breathing.
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Confusion: Mental confusion and impaired thinking.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • High altitude cerebral edema: Brain condition related to high altitude.
  • High altitude pulmonary edema: Lung condition related to high altitude.
  • Hyperventilation: Excessively rapid breathing causing blood gas imbalances
  • Insomnia: Insomnia is defined as repeated difficulty with the initiation, duration, maintenance, or quality of sleep that occurs despite adequate time and opportunity for sleep that results in some form of daytime impairment.
  • Irritability: Excessive feelings of annoyance or frustration.
  • Mountain sickness: Illness from poor adjustment to low oxygen at altitude.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.

 

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