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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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8] The four physiological laryngeal airway reflexes are described as (i) closure of both true and false vocal cord with laryngospasm; (ii) coughing reflex; (iii) expiration reflex; and (iv) spasmodic panting reflex.
Furthermore, the results of this study are also supported by studies carried out by Bidwai, et al, 1 Nishino, et al, 16 and Geake, et al,17 which all have indicated that the IVL in doses of 1-2mg/kg transiently suppresses coughing and other airway reflexes.
So laryngeal mask airway insertion requires suppression of upper airway reflexes adequately.
Although comparatively safe, a higher dose of propofol is required for suppressing airway reflexes.
Under the age of three years, there is a greater risk of inhalation and airway obstruction as the airway reflexes are not as well developed and the major airways are narrow.
Smooth insertion of LMA requires relaxation of jaw and attenuation of airway reflexes sufficient to abolish the gag reflex.
At the end of surgery, the LMA was removed and the patient was transferred to the recovery room after return of airway reflexes and consciousness.
Effect of bolus dose of dexmedetomidine on haemodynamic responses and airway reflexes during tracheal extubation: double blind randomized, controlled trial study.
Autonomic dysfunction would also have contributed to her aspiration risk by delaying gastric emptying and impairing deglutition due to dysfunctional upper airway reflexes.
2) Awake fibreoptic intubation has been achieved by combining nebulized lignocaine with other lignocaine supplements to suppress the airway reflexes.
If the depth of anaesthesia is insufficient, intubation may evoke unwanted airway reflexes and sympathetic stimulation, and there may be a risk of awareness.
DISCUSSION: Insertion of Proseal LMA needs abolition of airway reflexes like gagging, coughing and laryngospasm.

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