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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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Football pundit suffered altitude sickness of his attempted ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak
One solution to cerebral edema, the swelling on the brain that can develop from altitude sickness, is to take ibuprofen.
Ironically it wasn't altitude sickness that killed him on 20th March as, except for missing fingers and toes, he was fully recovered from his ordeal.
He said: "Of the 14 team members, only 12 reached the summit with three of those having severe altitude sickness.
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.
Namvir battled altitude sickness, with doctors advising her to stop, during the climb.
The fight on the mountainside hasn't even begun yet, and you're already at a significant disadvantage: You probably have altitude sickness, and the more you exert, the sicker you'll get.
Roanne Rouse Houck saw a lot of ski vacationers cutting their trips short because of altitude sickness.
Nothing though could have prepared us for what we faced, including freezing temperatures, unbearable altitude sickness and an extraordinary challenging climb.
I've been having anxiety dreams because I've been reading terrible tales about Kilimanjaro and altitude sickness, about how your brain can expand and burst, so that doesn't help at all.
But it was far from plain sailing for the 25-year-old from Stechford, who overcame altitude sickness and insomnia to complete his latest and most arduous challenge in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital.
A MOUNTAIN climber who contracted severe altitude sickness after trying to conquer Mount Everest has been told he could be left disabled for life.