popular word – 高原反应

Altitude sickness-also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), altitude illness, hypobaropathy, "The altitude bends", or soroche-is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 2,400 metres (8,000 feet). It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". It is hard to determine who will be affected by altitude sickness, as there are no specific factors that correlate with a susceptibility to altitude sickness.

Altitude sickness就是“高原反应(gāo yuán fǎn yìng) ”,是一种acute high altitude disease(急性高原病),是人到达一定海拔高度后,身体为适应因海拔高度而造成的气压差、含氧量少、空气干燥等的变化,而产生的头疼(headache)、头晕(dizziness)、耳鸣(drumming in the ears)、全身乏力(malaise)等自然生理反应。
这一事件也引发了网友们对于travel safety(旅游安全)的热议。有人认为,旅游过程中要尊重大自然,不能pushing the limit(挑战极限)逞英雄。医生也表示,去高海拔地区旅游之前应进行全面的medical examination(医学检查)。


The parents of Jin Ling, a Shanghai hiker who died of altitude sickness in Lhasa on Friday, have flown to Tibet to bid a final farewell to their daughter.


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