a condition affecting some persons at high altitudes, caused by insufficient oxygen in the blood and characterized by dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath.
Origin of altitude sickness
First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for altitude sickness
another name for mountain sickness
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Medicine definitions for altitude sickness
[ ăl′tĭ-tōōd′ ]
A collection of symptoms, including shortness of breath, nausea, and nosebleed, brought on by decreased oxygen in the atmosphere, such as that encountered at high altitudes.Acosta's disease
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