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be in (one's) altitudes

obsolete To be inebriated. That gentleman becomes most uncivil when he is in his altitudes.
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in the altitudes

Intoxicated, with the connotation of being "high" (overly cheerful, unable to focus) as well. A: "Don't mind him, he's just in the altitudes." B: "Seriously? How is he drunk already?" Once I get in the altitudes, I usually can't stop giggling!
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The best way is to travel up to altitudes beyond 3,000m slowly.
Cyan altitudes depict constraints to build a VNAV profile.
Live High Train High (LHTH) refers to athletes living and training at natural altitude for a period of time (usually 2-4 weeks) to prepare for competitions at altitude, or to improve sea-level performance (Saunders et al., 2009).
* You must remain at or above minimum IFR altitudes (MEA, MOCA, MORA, etc.)
It was concluded that Fasciolosis was prevalent in AJK with variable prevalence and intensity at different altitudes. Further studies are required to identify the Fasciola species involved in the disease in different species of animals in different climates for tactical control measures.
Onset of altitude-related illness is indiscriminate, and can occur at relatively low altitudes (instances of AMS have been reported at as low as 2 000-2 500 m), but is most common after rapid ascent to above 3 500 m.
The very high altitudes of the Karakoram mountain ranges in Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan are manned by troops and volunteers, as high as 24, 000 feet above mean sea level (AMSL).
A At higher altitudes, often defined as 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) above sea level, atmospheric pressure begins to affect human physiology.
Immediately after admission to hospital for delivery, the blood pressures for each subject at high and low altitudes were measured in a lying position by a well trained nurse using mercury sphygmomanometer.
Conclusion: This study showed a high prevalence of erectile dysfunction among otherwise healthy individuals when exposed to high altitude. Special attention should be paid on individuals with more age, less income and those working or residing at higher altitudes in peak winter season.
A study by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has found that children living at high altitudes are at increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Many would think that lack of oxygen and air for support would force the birds to migrate through mountain passes at lower altitudes, as other birds do.
Ribolini, A GIS tool for automatic calculation of glacier equilibrium-line altitudes, Computers & Geosciences, 82, 2015, pp.
Testing individual risk of acute mountain sickness at greater altitudes. Mil Med 2009; 174(4): 363-9.