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This Physiology in Medicine article reviews the physiology behind Acute mountain sickness (headache, lightheadedness, fatigue, insomnia, anorexia), High-altitude pulmonary edema (dyspnea, reduced exercise tolerance, cough, tachycardia, crepitations), High-altitude cerebral edema (confusion, ataxia, mood changes, coma, papilledema), Chronic mountain sickness (severe polycythemia, headache, somnolence, fatigue, depression), Subacute mountain sickness (affects infants and adults; right-heart failure with peripheral edema), and Retinal hemorrhage (common at extreme altitude but usually causes no visual impairment).

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  • Education > General

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    Keywords:

    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722024320692T,Respiration,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,Altitude,Engineering,Life Science,Teacher-centered/traditional instruction,Education,Physics,Physiology,NSDL

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