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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

airway

airway
A passage for ventilation between thermal insulation and roof boards.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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For patients who had pathology causing airway obstruction superior to the vocal cords, muscle relaxants were administered before intubation if the C&L Grade was I or II with DL or video laryngoscopy with the Airtraq.
The first step was to search the literature to evaluate techniques for stenting the upper airway open to prevent upper airway obstruction on emergence from anesthesia, especially in patients who have undergone nasal surgery and have nasal splints in place.
Early recognition and placement of a thoracostomy tube, ideally performed at the hospital where the patient first presented, almost certainly would have avoided the airway obstruction. Fortunately, this patient did not deteriorate during transport.
More or less CHAOS: case report and literature review suggesting the existence of a distinct subtype of congenital high airway obstruction syndrome.
Although long procedure time was required as compared to a previous report using argon plasma coagulation [8], hot biopsy forceps can be an option as an interventional device for central airway obstruction.
Glial choristoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of neonatal airway obstruction. It may be best to determine the therapeutic strategy for neonatal cases of glial choristoma based on the condition of each individual patient.
Petousis, "Internal laryn gopyocele as a cause of acute airway obstruction: an extremely rare case and review of the literature," Acta Otorhinolaryngologic Italica, vol.
A highly significant decrease in Sp[O.sub.2] values were recorded in dogs with airway obstruction (Group II).
The doctor will perform a thorough history and physical examination, paying particular attention to your nose, mouth and throat to detect possible causes of airway obstruction. These would include a deviated septum, large tongue, tonsils or adenoids, as well as any anatomical feature which would predispose one to airway obstruction.
He noted that the dogs' UAR increased to the point that upper airway obstruction occurred.
Malignant thyroid masses with size larger than 10 centimeters tend to cause airway obstruction by mechanical compression of trachea and also by tracheal invasion.