Etymology: L, altus, high; Gk, a, without, oxys, sharp, genein, to produce
oxygen deprivation in a high-altitude atmosphere.
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
Hypoxia which is directly correlated with a person's altitude