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Altitude sickness

a condition affecting some persons at high altitudes, caused by insufficient oxygen in the blood and characterized by dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath.
Contemporary Examples

But everything I read said women like me, who got seasickness, altitude sickness, motion sickness, were more likely to suffer HG.
Prue Clarke on Her Battles With Kate Middleton’s Illness, Hyperemesis Gravidarum Prue Clarke December 4, 2012

He was left weakened, dehydrated and in pain by altitude sickness and exhaustion.
Prince Harry: “Antarctica Jumped Up And Bit Me On The Ass.” Tom Sykes March 18, 2014

And now that you mention it, I also got seasick, and had altitude sickness, and had to be rescued a few times.
The Real-Life Raiders of the Lost Ark Alex Belth November 13, 2014

another name for mountain sickness

altitude sickness al·ti·tude sickness (āl’tĭ-tōōd’, -tyōōd’)
A collection of symptoms, including shortness of breath, nausea, and nosebleed, brought on by decreased oxygen in the atmosphere, such as that encountered at high altitudes. Also called Acosta’s disease.


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