upper respiratory tract

upper respiratory tract n the part of the respiratory system including the nose, nasal passages, and nasopharynx compare LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT

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  • Upper respiratory tract — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = PinkPage = Caption = Conducting passages. Caption2 = System = MeshName = MeshNumber = | DorlandsPre = DorlandsSuf = The Upper respiratory tract refers to the following parts of the respiratory …   Wikipedia

  • upper respiratory tract — noun a) The part of respiratory tract consisting of nose, oral cavity, pharynx and larynx. b) The part of respiratory tract consisting of nose, oral cavity, pharynx …   Wiktionary

  • upper respiratory tract — noun the nose and throat and trachea • Hypernyms: ↑respiratory tract, ↑airway • Part Meronyms: ↑nasal cavity, ↑larynx, ↑voice box, ↑trachea, ↑windpipe, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Upper respiratory tract infection — Caption = Conducting passages. Upper respiratory tract infections, (URTI or URI), are the illnesses caused by an acute infection which involves the upper respiratory tract: nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx.igns and symptomsAcute upper respiratory …   Wikipedia

  • Respiratory tract infection — Respiratory tract infections can refer to: * Lower respiratory tract infection * Upper respiratory tract infection …   Wikipedia

  • upper respiratory — adj of, relating to, or affecting the upper respiratory tract <upper respiratory infection> …   Medical dictionary

  • Respiratory tract — In humans the respiratory tract is the part of the anatomy that has to do with the process of respiration.The respiratory tract is divided into 3 segments: *Upper respiratory tract: nose and nasal passages, paranasal sinuses, and throat or… …   Wikipedia

  • respiratory tract — noun the passages through which air enters and leaves the body (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑airway • Hypernyms: ↑tract • Hyponyms: ↑lower respiratory tract, ↑upper respiratory tract …   Useful english dictionary

  • upper respiratory infection — noun infection of the upper respiratory tract • Hypernyms: ↑respiratory tract infection, ↑respiratory infection …   Useful english dictionary

  • upper respiratory — adjective Date: 1950 of, affecting, or being the part of the respiratory system that includes the nose, nasal passages, and nasopharynx < upper respiratory tract > < upper respiratory infection > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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