mountain disease

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moun·tain dis·ease

a term that can mean acute altitude sickness; also used for chronic disease characterized by low oxygen saturation of hemoglobin, due to low partial pressure of oxygen in inspired air plus alveolar hypoventilation that develops in some individuals, especially older people. Polycythemia leads to florid skin color but cyanosis appears on mild exertion, along with dyspnea, fatigue, headache, and mental torpor. A person so afflicted returns to normal shortly after return to lower altitude.


related in some way to high altitude.

mountain devil
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mountain disease
see altitude sickness.
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Gorilla gorilla beringei.
mountain laurel
see kalmia.
mountain lion
see mountain lion.
mountain mahogany
mountain pink
mountain sickness
see altitude sickness.
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