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Mountain sickness

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Description of Mountain sickness

Mountain sickness (medical condition): A high altitude reduces the amount of oxygen in the air and can lead to dangerous effects on the body. Although the most serious cases ...more

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Mountain sickness: Symptoms caused by rapid ascent to a higher altitude as a result of a reduction in available oxygen. May occur in mountain climbers or those traveling in unpressurized planes. Symptoms may include dizziness, nausea, weakness, fatigue, insomnia, headache, irritability, breathlessness and euphoria. The elderly or those suffering from pulmonary or cardiac disorders may suffer pulmonary edema, cardiac arrest or prostration. Also called acute altitude sickness.

Mountain sickness: nausea and shortness of breath experienced by mountain climbers above ten thousand feet.
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