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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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Abbreviations: AMS = acute mountain sickness, ANCOVA = analysis of covariance, HA = high altitude, HAI = high altitude illness, LLS = Lake Louise Score, MS = multiple sclerosis, NVWSC = National Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, SCI = spinal cord injury, TBI = traumatic brain injury.
Acute mountain sickness can quickly develop into the potentially lethal conditions high-altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE) or high-altitude cerebral oedema (HACE).
At 17,500ft the second, unnamed guide succumbed to mountain sickness and had to descend, leaving Henry and Oforo to press on to Gilman's Point at the rim of the crater and the "majestic and awe-inspiring" sight of the Ratzet glacier.
Mr Cochand said: "The aim of the tripis two-fold: to organise and undertake an expedition taking students and young people to the highest point in Europe and to conduct a novel research project, which seeks to answer some of the questions surrounding acute mountain sickness.
He argues that chewing coca leaves, which helps alleviate the symptoms of acute mountain sickness, is an integral part of the culture of the Andes.
Ibuprofen has an advantage over the drugs designed to alleviate mountain sickness.
If the hypothesis is proved right, it could have important implications for high-altitude mountaineering thanks to a better understanding of the development of acute mountain sickness and the life-threatening conditions of high-altitude pulmonary and cerebral oedema.
People often suffer from acute mountain sickness, with symptoms including headaches, nausea, stomach aches, breathlessness and exhaustion.
1) about the side-effect of acetazolamide on a hiker on Mt Kilimanjaro makes a rather hasty conclusion about the recommendation of acetazolamide to prevent acute mountain sickness (AMS), especially in a rapid ascent climb such as Kilimanjaro.
Regardless of their levels of physical conditioning, Soldiers can experience increased fatigue or even acute mountain sickness in this environment.