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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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Without doubt, massive thyroid hemorrhage with airway obstruction warrants urgent management.
Airway abnormalities and lesions presenting as congenital high airway obstruction syndrome at birth are Laryngeal atresia, Laryngeal stenosis, Laryngeal cyst, Laryngeal web, Tracheal stenosis and Tracheal atresia.
A total of 23 cases which involved deaths from acute upper airway obstruction in the postoperative period were identified, of which three occurred following extubation after surgical drainage of dental abscess and Ludwig's angina.
We have an indication of the degree of airway obstruction from observing the flow volume loop pattern.
The purpose of this study is to validate the pulmonary score as a measure of airway obstruction in children presenting to the emergency department for treatment of an acute asthma exacerbation.
It was impossible to advance the bronchoscope, as this had possibly plugged the pathway and precipitated a severe form of airway obstruction.
FEV(1) is a well standardized and frequently used index for assessing airway obstruction in COPD.
Myxomas of the vocal fold are rare benign tumors often presenting with chronic dysphonia and less frequently with airway obstruction.
INTRODUCTION: An acute upper airway obstruction is an emergency and it needs to be relieved immediately (8).
An endotracheal tube is the most reliable method of securing the airway from airway obstruction during a shoulder arthroscopy procedure (1-4).
VisoV has universally been shown to significantly increase with smoking in young people, and dramatic increases are demonstrated as smoker related airway obstruction increases.
The study (Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2006; 135: 12-6) found intraoperative laryngospasm and airway obstruction were 490% and 280% the incidence for exposed versus non-exposed children.