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SICKNESS. By sickness is understood any affection of the body which deprives it temporarily of the power to fulfill its usual functions.
     2. Sickness is either such as affects the body generally, or only some parts of it. Of the former class, a fever is an example; of the latter, blindness. When a process has been issued against an individual for his arrest, the sheriff or other officer is authorized, after he has arrested him, if he be so dangerously sick, that to remove him would endanger his life or health, to let him remain where he found him, and to return the facts at large, or simply languidus. (q.v.)

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Acute mountain sickness in disability and adaptive sports: preliminary data.
Obesity: Associations with acute mountain sickness.
Many people who have HAPE also have acute mountain sickness or HACE.
Diamox has been shown to be beneficial for the treatment of milder symptoms of acute mountain sickness when given at a dose of 250 mg every eight hours.
We will further analyze our clinical and MRI data on patients with acute mountain sickness, which is thought to be a precursor of HACE.
Fast ascent can cause acute mountain sickness and high-altitude cerebral or pulmonary oedema, symptoms of which may mask coexistent corneal oedema.
Abbreviations: AMS = acute mountain sickness, AMS-C = cerebral AMS, ESQ = Environmental Symptoms Questionnaire, HA = high altitude, HAI = high altitude illness, LLS = Lake Louise Score, NSAID = nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NVWSC = National Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, SCI = spinal cord injury, TBI = traumatic brain injury.
Dr Simpson, 24, who is based at Glasgow's Western Infirmary, said the vitamins are intended to help treat high altitude cerebral oedema - fluid on the brain - and acute mountain sickness, a lesser form of altitude sickness.
During the visit, the team will attempt to shed new light on potentially fatal conditions including acute mountain sickness.
Be alert for the symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS): headache, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, lethargy weakness, sleep disturbances, and labored breathing, if you experience AMS and it is severe or it doesn't resolve within a few days, the only cure is descent.
Pilgrims are at risk of developing acute mountain sickness (AMS), which affects the brain and lungs, and is known to occur when one ascends to an altitude of over 8,000 feet.

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