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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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8 Insertion of oropharyngeal airway (OPA) is a basic airway management technique that is widely employed by pre-hospital staff.
Jaffe and Brock-Utne (2002) describe the 'half twist' or 'full twist 180[degrees]' technique when the LMA is inserted in a similar manner to an oropharyngeal airway, starting with it reversed and rotating it into place.
For this reason, we would like to draw your attention to a method of combining an oropharyngeal airway and a bite-block into a 'bite-block tube' (Figure 1).
Intubation equipment or oropharyngeal airway emergency medical service
the framework will be structured in the following categories: anaesthesia breathing / anaesthetic systems and accessories endotracheal tubes and accessories oxygen therapy - capnography resuscitation breathing circuits and accessories breathing filters and accessories cpap sets & kits endobronchial tubes and accessories laryngeal masks airways laryngoscopes nasopharyngeal airways oropharyngeal airways the framework agreement will be available to the hse and those organisations referred to in appendix 3 of the itt.
Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal airways are usually inserted temporarily as a mechanism of halting progressive respiratory deterioration and avoiding intubation and the subsequent complications; but they can potentiate serious problems.
Contract notice: Provision of Oropharyngeal Airways both Clinically Clean and Sterile.
In the case of paediatrics, oropharyngeal airways such as guedal airways inserted to prevent airway obstruction should be inserted as they should fit anatomically; not as they are inserted in an adult, upside down and turned to fit anatomically.