- pharynx), continues through the voice box (larynx), down the trachea, and finally out the branching tubes known as bronchi.
* * *1. Any part of the respiratory tract through which air passes during breathing. 2. In anesthesia or resuscitation, a device for correcting obstruction to breathing, especially an oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal a., endotracheal a., or tracheotomy tube.- anatomic a. SYN: anatomic dead space.- lower a. the portion of the respiratory tract that extends from the subglottis to and including the terminal bronchioles.- neurogenic a. upper-a. obstruction due to abnormal muscle tone in the upper a.; found in patients with severe developmental delay or brain injury, and especially in those with spastic quadriplegia.- respiratory a. that part of the a. where interchange of gases occurs; it includes respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts, sacs, and alveoli.- upper a. the portion of the respiratory tract that extends from the nares or mouth to and including the larynx.
* * *air·way -.wā n a passageway for air into or out of the lungs specif a device passed into the trachea by way of the mouth or nose or through an incision to maintain a clear respiratory passageway (as during anesthesia, convulsions, or in obstructive laryngitis) see upper airway
* * *air·way (ārґwa) 1. the route for passage of air into and out of the lungs; see also respiratory system, under system. 2. a device for securing unobstructed passage of air into and out of the lungs during general anesthesia or when the patient is not ventilating properly.
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