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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.
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: