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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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Effect of oral diazepam on the sensitivity of upper airway reflexes. Br J Anaesth 1993;70:131-4.
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.
It provides rapid induction and emergence, abolishes airway reflexes and has anti-emetic properties.
I/V bolus dexmedetomidine attenuates the airway reflexes and hemodynamic responses during extubation following general anaesthesia.
The LMA can be successfully inserted after the suppression of airway reflexes by deep anaesthesia4,5.
Loss of consciousness with induction of anaesthesia is associated with loss of airway control and protective airway reflexes. Supraglottic airway devices are frequently used as an alternative to tracheal intubation or a facemask to manage the airway.
* The patient is fully conscious without excessive stimulation, able to maintain a clear airway and exhibits protective airway reflexes.
Various methods are used to suppress the airway reflexes. [2] Adverse effects like gagging, coughing, laryngospasm have been reported in thiopentone because it does not suppress the upper airway reflexes adequately.
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.
Successful insertion of LMA requires sufficient depth of anaesthesia to relax the jaw and to obtund the airway reflexes to avoid gagging, coughing and laryngospasm.
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.
I-gel insertion requires adequate mouth opening, minimal upper airway reflexes such as coughing, gagging or laryngospasm.

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