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Origin of mountain sickness

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for mountain sickness

mountain sickness

noun

Also called: altitude sickness nausea, headache, and shortness of breath caused by climbing to high altitudes (usually above 12 000 ft)
vet science a disease of cattle kept at high altitude in S and N America, characterized by congestive heart failure
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Medical definitions for mountain sickness

mountain sickness
[ mountən ]

n.

Altitude sickness brought on by the diminished oxygen pressure at mountain elevations.
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