mountain sickness

noun

Definition of mountain sickness

: altitude sickness experienced by mountain climbers or by those ascending or living especially above 8000 to 10,000 feet (about 2500 to 3000 meters) elevation and caused by insufficient oxygen in the air breathed; especially : acute mountain sickness

First Known Use of mountain sickness

1848


Medical Dictionary

mountain sickness

noun

medical Definition of mountain sickness

: altitude sickness experienced especially above 8000 to 10,000 feet (about 2500 to 3000 meters) and caused by insufficient oxygen in the air; especially : acute mountain sickness

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