altitude sickness

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of altitude sickness

:the effects (such as headache, nausea, or swelling of the brain) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues developed at high altitudes having reduced atmospheric pressure — see mountain sickness

First Known Use of altitude sickness

1901


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altitude sickness

noun al·ti·tude sickness \ ˌal-tə-ˌt(y)üd- \

medical Definition of altitude sickness

:the effects (as nosebleed, nausea, headache, or cerebral edema) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues developed at high altitudes with reduced atmospheric pressure

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