altitude sickness

noun

Definition of altitude sickness

  1. :  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

1901

First Known Use of altitude sickness

1901


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

Medical Definition of altitude sickness

  1. :  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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