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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 clinical diagnosis of HAR-associated RVO was established by consultant ophthalmologist based on the clinical findings and typical history of deterioration of vision while serving at high altitude.
Living at very high altitudes (more than 17500 feet) at low PaO2 brings changes in blood, cardiovascular system, respiratory system and emotional state, depending on multiple factors including age and ethnic origin of the individuals, duration of stay, altitude and associated illnesses.
The data generated during this testing contained three subsets: known high altitude event conditions, altitude scaling conditions and a design of experiment (DOE) data set.
Measurement by atmospheric pressure--this measurement is based on barometric pressure; it uses the observation that atmospheric pressure decreases with altitude; with this method and using the modern microelectromechanical systems, the user can obtain high-precision altitude values [6]
Risk assessment in clinical practice should start with evaluation of any cardiopulmonary diseases that could worsen during a sojourn involving high altitude [10].
2013) The impact of altitude on the sleep of young elite soccer players (isa3600).
evaluated rural and urban Bolivian natives, and found that non-natives acclimatised to altitude (8).
In a statement, Aspetar CEO Dr Khalifa al Kuwari said, "Qatar is not immediately associated with altitude training research as the highest point in the country is just 100 metres above sea level.
High Altitude sickness - also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) -- is a pathological condition caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude.
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Whereas the optimal organization of altitude training to optimize performance at sea level is heavily discussed in the scientific community, the benefit of altitude acclimatization (about 1 to 2 weeks) for competitions at moderate altitudes above 2,000 m is well established (2).