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Altitude sickness 

Altitude sickness
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Altitude sickness
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10.1093/med/9780199602674.003.0026
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date: 18 October 2019

Altitude sickness 66

Acute mountain sickness 68

High altitude cerebral oedema 71

High altitude pulmonary oedema 72

Who is at risk? 74

Barometric pressure falls linearly with increasing altitude. The oxygen concentration of air remains constant at 21%, regardless of altitude. Consequently, the partial pressure of oxygen in ambient air reduces proportionately with increasing altitude (...

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