Medical Dictionary: Acute moutain sickness

Medical dictionaries: Medical dictionary, Medical malpractice dictionary, Medical Acronymns/Abbreviations
Acute moutain sickness: Another name for Mountain sickness.
Acute moutain sickness (condition): Illness from poor adjustment to low oxygen at altitude.
Acute moutain sickness (condition): A high altitude reduces the amount of oxygen in the air and can lead to dangerous effects on the body. Although the most serious cases are usually of mountain climbers, anyone can get mountain sickness by visiting an area of a higher altitude without adequate acclimatization.

More information on medical condition: Mountain sickness:

Medical Tools & Articles:

Next articles:

Medical Articles:
CureResearch.comTM Copyright © 2010 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved.
Home | Contents | Search | Site Map | Feedback | Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About Us | Advertise