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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 form of kinesia caused by air travel and, in some cases, by traveling on land at high elevations. See also kinesia. Compare car sickness, seasickness.

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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In the early 1980s, the Air Force began the Air Sickness Management program to assist more than half of the student pilots who statistically encounter airsickness to some degree in their training.
United Airlines Flight 840, carrying 246 passengers including a senior US diplomat was turned around 90 minutes after take-off on Tuesday and returned to Sydney after a flight attendant found the letters 'BOB' written on an air sickness bag in one of the Boeing 747's toilets.
Sally Cast, who works for bmi, has helped hundreds of passengers overcome air sickness, anxiety and food poisoning during her ten-year career.
If we see a trend with a student pilot, such as high anxiety or continued air sickness, the student might be encouraged to take a different career path.
Under weather conditions that made it necessary to fly low over the desert, the rides were rough and there was a lot of air sickness, she said.
It's also a good idea to carry travel sickness medicine - ask your doctor or pharmacist's advice - in case of air sickness.