chronic mountain sickness


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chron·ic moun·tain sick·ness

loss of high altitude tolerance after prolonged exposure (for example, by residence), characterized by extreme polycythemia, exaggerated hypoxemia, and reduced mental and physical capacity; relieved by descent.

chronic mountain sickness

Etymology: Gk, chronos, time; L, montana; AS, soec
a form of altitude sickness in which the increased production of red cells results in polycythemia. Some symptoms, such as headache, weakness, and limb aches, occasionally develop in indigenous mountain dwellers as well as in persons who have become acclimatized to the higher altitudes. See also altitude sickness.

chron·ic moun·tain sick·ness

(kron'ik mown'tăn sik'nĕs)
Loss of high altitude tolerance after prolonged exposure (e.g., by residence), characterized by extreme polycythemia, exaggerated hypoxemia, and reduced mental and physical capacity; relieved by descent.
Synonym(s): Monge disease.

Monge Medrano,

Carlos, Peruvian professor of medicine and high altitude specialist, 1884-1970.
Monge disease - loss of high-altitude tolerance after prolonged exposure. Synonym(s): chronic mountain sickness; Monge syndrome
Monge syndrome - Synonym(s): Monge disease
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