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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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Incidence and predictors of acute mountain sickness among trekkers on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Autonomic cardiovascular regulation in subjects with acute mountain sickness. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol.
Bartsch, "Acute mountain sickness: influence of susceptibility, preexposure, and ascent rate," Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol.
Keyes et al., "Greater free plasma VEGF and lower soluble VEGF receptor-1 in acute mountain sickness," Journal of Applied Physiology, vol.
Roach RC, Maes D, Sandoval D, Robergs RA, Icenogle M, Hinghofer-Szalkay H, Lium D, Loeppky JA (2000) Exercise exacerbates acute mountain sickness at simulated high altitude.
The incidence of acute mountain sickness at Everest base camp has been reported to be as high as 20%.
Acute mountain sickness may be caused by abnormal regulation of brain and spinal fluid volume in response to low oxygen at high altitudes.
Acute mountain sickness is an issue described 2000 years ago; first by Tseen Hanshoo through the phrase "Great and Little Headache Mountains" on the trip along the Silk Road [12,13], and later in 403 AD by a monk who addressed the headache as a form of high-altitude sickness [12,14].
High Altitude sickness - also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) -- is a pathological condition caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude.
If the hypothesis is proved right, it could have important implications for high-altitude mountaineering thanks to a better understanding of the development of acute mountain sickness and the life-threatening conditions of high-altitude pulmonary and cerebral oedema.
People often suffer from acute mountain sickness, with symptoms including headaches, nausea, stomach aches, breathlessness and exhaustion.

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