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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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* SAUHMA does not recommend the use of mild hyperbaric therapy for any medical purpose other than acute mountain sickness.
[6.] Kayser B, Dumont L, Lysakowski C, et al Reappraisal of acetazolamide for the prevention of acute mountain sickness: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Rales, peripheral edema, retinal hemorrhage and acute mountain sickness. Am J Med.1979; 67: 214-8.
[20] It could be possible that subjects with AMS have blunted sympathetic cardiac modulation at rest and the sympathetic over-activity observed after cardiovascular autonomic function tests are secondary to established mountain sickness. Although our study is limited by sample size, it is suggested that an exaggerated sympathetic vascular response may be responsible for genesis of AMS.
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) represent a continuum of one form of such illness.
In conclusion, here we show for the very first time that evolutionary adaptive changes related to Aymara high-altitude ancestry per se do not confer protection against acute mountain sickness and altitude-induced arterial hypoxemia during rapid exposure to 3500masl.
Bailey, "Acute mountain sickness and high altitude cerebral oedema," in High Altitude Human Adaptation to Hypoxia, E.
Previous epidemiological investigations of the relationship between smoking and acute mountain sickness (AMS) risk yielded inconsistent findings.
Thus, oxygen plays a very important role for people living on elevated plateaus, especially among those with chronic mountain sickness (CMS).
Though they were warned of mountain sickness, they only got to understand the effects and implication when they encounA[degrees] tered it.
Between three and seven people die on Kilimanjaro each year, mostly from falls, hypothermia or acute mountain sickness (which fills lungs with fluid).
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is defined as the presence of a headache in an unacclimatised individual who has recently arrived at high altitude, along with gastrointestinal symptoms, insomnia, dizziness and lassitude or fatigue.