Medical Dictionary: Altitude sickness


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Altitude sickness: Another name for Mountain sickness.
Altitude sickness (condition): Illness from poor adjustment to low oxygen at altitude.
Altitude 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.

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