chronic mountain sickness


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chron·ic moun·tain sick·ness

loss of high altitude tolerance after prolonged exposure (for example, by residence), characterized by extreme polycythemia, exaggerated hypoxemia, and reduced mental and physical capacity; relieved by descent.
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chron·ic moun·tain sick·ness

(kron'ik mown'tăn sik'nĕs)
Loss of high altitude tolerance after prolonged exposure (e.g., by residence), characterized by extreme polycythemia, exaggerated hypoxemia, and reduced mental and physical capacity; relieved by descent.
Synonym(s): Monge disease.
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Monge Medrano,

Carlos, Peruvian professor of medicine and high altitude specialist, 1884-1970.
Monge disease - loss of high-altitude tolerance after prolonged exposure. Synonym(s): chronic mountain sickness; Monge syndrome
Monge syndrome - Synonym(s): Monge disease
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