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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.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There are medications that can help prevent car sickness. The most common over-the-counter medications are antihistamines such as Benadryl and Dramamine.
It's not clear why car sickness affects some children more than others.
The research found that over half (54%) of parents say car sickness is most commonly caused by simply being in a moving car.
My parents used to make excuses that I suffered from car sickness. The fact was that the car was usually full of smoking adults.
For medical device manufacturers, such "supplier CAR sickness" has quality financial and regulatory implications.
Sick Bear's Kroiss, for example, explained that the idea for her bowls, which are designed for small children to vomit into when they are ill, came to her because her 2-year-old daughter suffers from severe car sickness and was uncomfortable throwing up in any other type of container.
Miles' Anti-Pain Pills, advertised as "A remarkable remedy for the relief of headaches, nervousness, dizziness, or car sickness, etc.
The bumper has three dents from successive whiplash episodes, the door is warped thanks to a kindly anonymous person running into it in the supermarket car-park and each seat tells its own story of child car sickness, potty training and toddler tantrums.
Just then, two suspicious looking guests arrive--a guy who supposedly has car sickness (Wang Hongwei) and his glamorous but snooty wife (Wang Sifei).
In that manner, wrapping themselves in fictions of their own construction, they kept car sickness, boredom, and the constraints of the adult world at bay.
Mazda claims this reduces car sickness, improves speech legibility for those in the back rows, and gives each row a clear view forward.