altitude sickness

  1. effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudes
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How To Use altitude sickness In A Sentence

  • Whether it was the beginnings of altitude sickness, hypothermia, or simply fatigue I have no idea.
  • Only for altitude sickness, according to her spokesman. Times, Sunday Times
  • As the trek ascends and descends on a switchback ascent, an ever-present extra hazard is high-altitude sickness brought about by the ‘thinning’ air
  • Altitude sickness, parasites, frostbite and being gored by a yak are some of the reasons most people prefer to travel in their armchairs.
  • The climbers failed to reach the summit because of altitude sickness.
  • Her dizzying climb prompts few signs of altitude sickness now. Times, Sunday Times
  • Several medications can treat and even help prevent altitude sickness, including acetazolamide (sold as Diamox) and sildenafil (better known as Viagra). Pentagon's Uphill Battle
  • This is a comprehensive source of information that helps surfers diagnose ailments, from altitude sickness to heatstroke, advises on first aid and discusses issues such as exercise programmes.
  • Temperatures will drop to minus 26 degrees centigrade and the team of eight are likely to suffer altitude sickness on a mountain used by many as final preparation to summit Everest.
  • For thousands of years, indigenous Bolivians have chewed coca leaves, which contain small amounts of cocaine, to ward off the altitude sickness that can accompany living at high mountain elevations.
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