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(travel sickness) nausea, vomiting, and headache caused by motion during travel by sea, road, or air. The symptoms are due to overstimulation of the balance organs in the inner ear by ...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
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65 words

... sickness ( travel sickness ) nausea, vomiting, and headache caused by motion during travel by sea, road, or air. The symptoms are due to overstimulation of the balance organs in the inner ear by repeated small changes in the position of the body and are aggravated by movements of the horizon. Sedative antihistamine drugs ( see antiemetic ) are effective in preventing motion sickness...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health
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47 words

...motion sickness ( travel sickness ) [ moh -shŏn] n. nausea, vomiting, and headache caused by motion during travel by sea, road, or air. The symptoms are due to overstimulation of the balance organs in the inner ear. Sedative antihistamine drugs are used for prevention and...

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
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127 words

... sickness First symptom is usually abdominal pain followed by rapidly increasing nausea. The victim then breaks out into a cold sweat, mainly on the face and hands. Excess salivation, general apathy, a ‘lightness of the head’ and sooner or later, vomiting, follow in quick succession. Cause is overloading of the body’s balancing and position sensing organs, the semi-circular canals in the inner ear. These three loops are set at right angles in all three planes. The position and movement of fluid in them is registered by sensory hairs and when too many...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... sickness n. A debilitating condition brought about by passive movement or the illusory perception of passive movement, characterized by pallor, vertigo, hyperventilation, nausea, and sometimes vomiting. It is often associated with vehicular transport, people suffering from it being described as being airsick , carsick , or seasick , and antihistamine drugs or scopolamine are often prescribed for its prevention. See also sensory conflict theory...

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
741 words

...with head motion stimuli is normally associated with a compatible visual impression of movement. If the motion of the visual scene is modified, as it is for example when viewing the world through binoculars from a moving vehicle, the incompatibility between the vestibular sensation and the visual motion sensation may be sufficient to induce motion sickness. Viewing the horizon from the deck of a ship on a rough sea helps to reduce motion sickness because the vestibular sensation is compatible with a stable visual world, whereas viewing the wave motion of the sea...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

...motion sickness The nausea and vomiting that have made sea voyages miserable for countless travelers from time immemorial, long car trips a penance for many children and their parents, and air travel unpleasant for some passengers and those seated near them. It is caused by sensory impulses that bombard the vestibular nerve with signals conflicting with the evidence of other senses about the body's position in space. It is a significant occupational health problem in many settings; e.g., maritime services and the aeronautics and aerospace industries. ...

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A Dictionary of Space Exploration (3 ed.)

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2018

...space motion sickness ( SMS ) Alternative name for space sickness , the feeling of nausea experienced by many astronauts during their first few days in...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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27 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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15 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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34 words
motion sickness

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(travel sickness) nausea, vomiting, and headache caused by motion during travel by sea, road, or air. The symptoms are due to overstimulation of the balance organs in the inner ear by repeated small ...
space motion sickness

space motion sickness  

(SMS)Alternative name for space sickness, the feeling of nausea experienced by many astronauts during their first few days in space.
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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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3,163 words
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Oxford University Press

...is a fraud. The King arrives and receives a progress report from Fluellen, including the news of Bardolph’s execution, which the King endorses. Montjoy arrives with King Charles’s request that Harry name his ransom: Harry, however, though admitting that his army is enfeebled by sickness and few in number, says he will not decline a battle, ordering his soldiers to encamp for the night and be ready to fight the next morning. 3.7 The French nobles, eager for battle, scoff at the supposedly doomed English: Bourbon [in the Folio, the Dauphin] brags absurdly about...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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6,846 words
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Oxford University Press

...equality which valued them for the first time. They were prepared to reform their behaviour and postpone sex until after marriage. But relations between rich and poor women were still riddled with tension. Rich women wanted to give club benefits for marriage, childbirth, and sickness. Poor women wanted funeral payments. In one of the Mores' Somerset villages, a member declared: ‘What did a poor woman work hard for, but in hopes she should be put out of the world in a tidy way?’ The Mores found that this notion of putting the dead before the living ‘was a...

sensory conflict theory

sensory conflict theory  

A proposed explanation for motion sickness according to which passive movement creates a mismatch between information relating to orientation and movement supplied by the visual and the vestibular ...
cinnarizine

cinnarizine  

An antihistaminic drug mainly used for the control of motion sickness. TNs Stugeron, Stunarone.
dimenhydrinate

dimenhydrinate  

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An antihistamine used to prevent motion sickness; closely related to diphenhydramine HCl. TNs Dramamine, Gravol, Vertirosan.
drug administration

drug administration  

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Medicines and other chemicals, for both diagnostic and therapeutic reasons, and for purposes such as immunization or anaesthesia, can be administered in a wide variety of ways. The administration of ...
Pavel Romanovich Popovich

Pavel Romanovich Popovich  

(1930–2009)Soviet cosmonaut. He flew aboard Vostok 4 in August 1962, as part of the first joint space flight, with Vostok 3. The mission ended a day early because Popovich reported seeing ...
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Has been a problem confronting man ever since he took to the sea in boats. An emergency can result in survivors finding themselves: (i) immersed in water; or (ii) aboard ...

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