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A condition resembling seasickness or other forms of motion sickness occurring in airplane or space flight as a result of erratic, increased, reduced, or continuous stimulation of the inner ear.
Synonym(s): air sickness
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
air sicknessA permutation of motion sickness which is more common during ascent and/or descent.
Mechanism Spatial disorientation due to conflicting messages from the inner ear, eyes, and proprioceptors, which confuses the CNS.
Clinical findings Vertigo, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sweating, skin pallor, confusion, drowsiness, headache, and fatigue.
Prevention Choose seats on the wing, don’t read on bumpy flights, and eat dry food to reduce gastric juices.
Management Antivert (meclozine), Dramamine (dimenhydrinate), scopolamine; in monkeys, excision of the nodulus of the vermis (cerebellum) eliminates airsickness.
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air sicknessA permutation of motion sickness, which occurs during ascent and/or descent in an airplane. See Airline food.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
air sick·ness(ār sik'nĕs)
A form of motion sickness caused by flying in an airplane.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
air sicknessA form of MOTION SICKNESS experienced during air travel.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005