What is airway?

  • (noun): A designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another.
    Synonyms: air lane, flight path, skyway
    See also — Additional definitions below

Airway

The pulmonary airway comprises those parts of the respiratory system through which air flows, conceptually beginning (on inhalation from the external environment) at the nose and mouth, and terminating in the alveoli. It is generally used synonymously with respiratory tract, to avoid sounding overly scientific.

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Some articles on airway:

Sloshed - Acute Alcohol Poisoning - Management
... for acute alcohol poisoning strives to stabilize the patient and maintain a patent airway and respiration, while waiting for the alcohol to metabolize Also Protect vital signs by ... Protect the airway from aspirating stomach contents that could cause aspiration pneumonia ...
Mandibular Fracture - Treatment - General Considerations
... First and foremost is compromise of the airway ... that are unstable can cause the tongue to fall back and block the airway ... attaches, and allow the tongue to fall backwards and block the airway ...
Airway
... The pulmonary airway comprises those parts of the respiratory system through which air flows, conceptually beginning (on inhalation from the external ... The epithelial surfaces of the airway contain cilia ... The epithelium of the airway also secretes a watery fluid upon which the mucus can ride freely ...
Airway (disambiguation)
... The term airway may refer to the following medical terms Airway, a part of the respiratory system through which air flows Nasopharyngeal airway, a tube used in the ...
Tracheobronchial Injury - Treatment
... stable or having trouble breathing, but ensuring that the airway is patent so that the patient can breathe is always of paramount importance ... Ensuring an open airway and adequate ventilation may be difficult in people with TBI ... Intubation, one method to secure the airway, may be used to bypass a disruption in the airway in order to send air to the lungs ...

More definitions of "airway":

  • (noun): A commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers.
    Synonyms: airline, airline business