AMS

abbreviation

Medical Dictionary

AMS

abbreviation

medical Definition of AMS

acute mountain sickness
  • Serious AMS can trigger cerebral and pulmonary edema, or collection of fluid in the brain or lungs as well as hallucinations, coma and even death.
  • —Tom SimonShapeDecember 1991

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