d'Acosta syndrome

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d'Acos·ta syn·drome

(dah-kōs'tă sin'drōm)
Onset of nausea, vomiting, headache, mood changes, and insomnia occurring several hours to days after ascent to a higher altitude, with pulmonary and cerebral edema; death ensues in severe cases. Caused by hypoxia with increased ventilation rate and resulting respiratory alkalosis.