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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

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(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.

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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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In this patient, the incorrect sizing of the nasopharyngeal airway may have increased the amount of direct airway stimulation.
Selection of the correct size of nasopharyngeal airway is controversial (Roberts et al 2005).
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The patient is then settled and a nasopharyngeal airway is inserted to maintain anaesthesia during the diagnostic bronchoscopy.
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Nasal and oral airways, including nasopharyngeal airways and oropharyngeal airways.
TABLE 1 Difficult airway container contents and frequency (n = 22) Item Occasions Bag/masks 8 Oropharyngeal airways, 3 sizes 11 Nasopharyngeal airways, 3 sizes 19 Laryngeal mask airways (LMAS[TM]), range of sizes 12 A second spare handle for laryngoscope 15 Size 3 and 4 Macintosh laryngoscope blades 19 Bougie 21 Stylet 19 Magill forceps 16 Straight laryngoscope blade.