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airway

1. an air route, esp one that is fully equipped with emergency landing fields, navigational aids, etc.
2. a passage down which air travels from the nose or mouth to the lungs
3. Med a tubelike device inserted via the throat to keep open the airway of an unconscious patient

Airway

 

an approved route for regular flights of transport planes. The route is provided with maintained airfields and with the necessary ground-support equipment (radio beacons, air lane identification markers, and the like) to insure safe takeoff and landing. Civil aviation flights are generally carried out on airways. In some special cases—for instance, when servicing expeditions or rendering emergency medical assistance—flights are carried out independent of any airway. The first Soviet airway was inaugurated in 1923 between Moscow and Nizhnii Novgorod (now called Gorky). In 1968 more than 2,500 airways (with a total extent of about 500,000 km) constituted the consolidated network of the USSR Aeroflot system, linking about 3,500 cities and populated points within the country and 44 foreign countries.

airway

[′er‚wā]
(building construction)
A passage for ventilation between thermal insulation and roof boards.
(mining engineering)
A passage for air in a mine. Also known as air course.
(navigation)
A designated route of passage for aircraft.

airway

airway
A passage for ventilation between thermal insulation and roof boards.

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Some of the legends on airways for aeronautical charts.
A control area, or a portion thereof, established in the form of a corridor (ICAO). An airway is equipped with radio navigation aids. It is a path through navigable airspace designated by the appropriate authority within which air traffic services are provided.
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Children with airway obstruction caused by MTB are treated with the standard 3-drug regimen to which corticosteroids (prednisone 2 mg/kg/d) are added for the first month of treatment.
But the immediate cause of Seurat's death was probably extension of the laryngeal membrane, causing acute airway obstruction and asphyxiation.
After adjustment for age, gender, smoking, exposure to occupational dust or fumes, and common respiratory infections in childhood, odds ratios for airway obstruction were 5.
However, she immediately developed airway obstruction with inspiratory stridor and became cyanosed.
The study, published in the November edition of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, investigated the relationship between allergen sensitization and increased severity of airway obstruction in 45 urban, non-smoking patients, age 60 or older, who were physician-diagnosed with asthma.
Keywords used to search the database included hypoxia (excluding hanging, drowning, strangulation), oesophageal intubation, failed intubation and airway obstruction.
If the patient is obstructed, the FVC may be expected to be lower than the SVC, to the degree of the airway obstruction.
She had cervical opisthotonus, an audible stridor and coughing which precipitated intermittent airway obstruction thus necessitating urgent endotracheal intubation accomplished by anesthesiology.
The study focused on the cost of medical care given to individuals who have asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic airway obstruction, and other major respiratory diseases, compared with costs for people who do not have serious lung problems.
Contenders looking for a challenging introduction to the emergency medicine of ambulance paramedics have to pass a test of physical skill and agility - and be able to spout facts about cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway obstruction.
We describe the case of a 27-year-old man who was admitted to an emergency department with signs of upper airway obstruction secondary to an obstructive mass.
In our case the location and size of the tumour and co-existing morbid obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea posed a high risk of complete upper airway obstruction, if anaesthesia was induced and muscle relaxation administered before intubation.