altitude sickness

noun
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

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

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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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