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Definition: 'High-altitude Syncope'

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high-altitude syncope

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. fainting that occurs within 24 hours after arrival at moderate altitude. This is considered secondary to an unstable cardiovascular control system. This phenomenon has no direct relationship to other types of high-altitude illness.



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