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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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Native highlanders in Tibet and some in Ethiopia, for example, are able to maintain relatively low blood haemoglobin concentrations at high altitude compared to their counterparts in the Andes, a trait that makes them less susceptible to chronic mountain sickness.
One of the key findings was that individuals who had chronic mountain sickness had an abnormal increase in their red cell volume while natives, who did not have this condition, had normal blood red cell volumes and increased plasma volumes.

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