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  • n. Sickness caused by reduced atmospheric pressure, such as altitude sickness.


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  • Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), altitude illness, hypobaropathy, or soroche, is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude.

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  • I don’t know what’s happening to the employees working the top floors of the skyscraper at 620 Eighth Avenue, but I’m starting to suspect hypobaropathy. bob h says:

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