altitude anoxia


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
A syndrome affecting those living for various periods at high altitudes, which is diagnosed if a person has 3+ major symptoms: anorexia, dyspnoea, fatigue, headache, insomnia, which generally responds to dexamethasone. Mountain sickness is divided into acute and chronic forms
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

altitude anoxia

Hypoxia which is directly correlated with a person's altitude
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Mentioned in ?