Altitude Sickness Definition

Define what is Altitude Sickness?

1. altitude sickness (noun)

effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudes.

    Hypernyms

    hypoxia noun
    oxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency.

    Hyponyms

    mountain sickness noun
    nausea and shortness of breath experienced by mountain climbers above ten thousand feet.

    Nearby Terms

    altitudinal (adjective)
    pertaining to altitude

    altitudinous (adjective satellite)
    indefinitely high; lofty

    alto (noun)
    a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef

    alto clef (noun)
    a clef that puts middle C on the third line of a staff

    alto relievo (noun)
    a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth

    alto rilievo (noun)
    a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth

    alto saxophonist (noun)
    a musician who plays the alto saxophone

    altocumulus (noun)
    a cumulus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles

    altocumulus cloud (noun)
    a cumulus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles

    altogether (noun)
    informal terms for nakedness

    altoist (noun)
    a musician who plays the alto saxophone

    Alton Glenn Miller (noun)
    United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)

    Altoona (noun)
    a town in central Pennsylvania

    altostratus (noun)
    a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles

    altostratus cloud (noun)
    a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles