motion sickness

GC: n

S: NHS – (last access: 23 November 2016); (last access: 23 November 2016).

N: 1. motion (n): late 14c., “suggestion; process of moving,” from Old French mocion “movement, motion; change, alteration” (13c.), from Latin motionem (nominative motio) “a moving, a motion; an emotion,” from past participle stem of movere “to move” (see move (v.)). Motion picture attested from 1896.
sickness (n): Old English seocnes “sickness, disease; a disease;” see sick (adj.) and -ness. Formerly synonymous with illness; in late 19c. it began to be restricted to nausea, leaving illness as “a rather more elegant and less definite term” (Century Dictionary).
2. Sickness caused by motion, as sea sickness, train sickness, car sickness, and air sickness.
3. Sickness induced by motion and characterized by nausea. The term motion sickness was proposed by J.A. Irwin in 1881 to provide a general designation for such similar syndromes as seasickness, train sickness, car sickness, and airsickness. This term, though imprecise for scientific purposes, has gained wide acceptance.
4. Motion sickness comprises a constellation of symptoms resulting from sudden exposure to periodic unnatural accelerations. The symptoms include dizziness, pallor, cold sweating, salivation, and (most important from a practical standpoint) nausea and vomiting.
5. Motion sickness may result from exposure to swinging, turning, rocking, or up-and-down movements.

S: 1. OED – (last access: 23 November 2016). 2. TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 23 November 2016). 3 to 5. EncBrit – (last access: 23 November 2016).

SYN: 1. travel sickness (UK), kinetia. 2. cinesis, kinetosis.

S: 1. GDT – (last access: 23 November 2016). 2. TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 23 November 2016).

CR: dizziness, vertigo.