ALTITUDE SICKNESS

sickness stemming from a lack of oxygen during periods of exposure to high altitudes. Signs of such exposure comprise queasiness, difficulty catching one's breath, handicapped cognitive abilities, and nosebleeds

ALTITUDE SICKNESS: "Many people are affected by altitude sickness when they are in the highest section of seating at sports arenas- hence the common reference to the nosebleed section."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ALTITUDE SICKNESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/altitude-sickness/ (accessed July 15, 2020).
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