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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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Li X, Tao F, Pei T, You H, Liu Y, Gao Y (2011) Population level determinants of acute mountain sickness among young men: a retrospective study.
Acute mountain sickness in travelers who consulted a pre-travel clinic.
According to Castellani, dehydration also made acute mountain sickness worse.
For the next five hours we hiked Pol'e Pol'e (Swahili for "slowly, slowly") to carefully avoid overexerting ourselves and increasing the risk of acute mountain sickness.
Acute mountain sickness can quickly develop into the life-threatening conditions, high altitude pulmonary oedema and high altitude cerebral oedema if not treated by descending to a lower altitude.
The trip will also examine the impact of acute mountain sickness, a debilitating condition often experienced on ascent to high altitude, on ability to stave off illness.
Richard's aim was to shed light on the problem of acute mountain sickness which affects between a third and a half of visitors to Ladakh, many of them trekkers, walkers and climbers.
The midwife, who has just been appointed District Commissioner of Sauchie, said: "When I got to 5000m, I got acute mountain sickness.
Specifically, HAI includes acute mountain sickness (AMS), high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE), and high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) (Table 1).
Everest climbers pause to acclimatize, but acute mountain sickness occurs in 47 percent of groups ascending over one to two days (fly-ins) and 23 percent 10- to 13-day ascents (walk-ins).

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