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air·sick·ness

(ār'sik-nes),
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

air sickness

A 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.

air sickness

A permutation of motion sickness, which occurs during ascent and/or descent in an airplane. See Airline food.

air sick·ness

(ār sik'nĕs)
A form of motion sickness caused by flying in an airplane.

air sickness

A form of MOTION SICKNESS experienced during air travel.
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