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air·way

 (âr′wā′)
n.
1.
a. A passageway or shaft in which air circulates, as in ventilating a mine.
b. The upper passages of the respiratory system by which air reaches the lungs.
2.
a. often airways An airline.
b. A regular route of travel for aircraft.
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airway

(ˈɛəˌweɪ)
n
1. (Aeronautics) an air route, esp one that is fully equipped with emergency landing fields, navigational aids, etc
2. (Mining & Quarrying) a passage for ventilation, esp in a mine
3. (Medicine) a passage down which air travels from the nose or mouth to the lungs
4. (Medicine) med a tubelike device inserted via the throat to keep open the airway of an unconscious patient
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air•way

(ˈɛərˌweɪ)

n.
1. an air route equipped with emergency landing fields, beacon lights, etc.
2. the passageway by which air passes from the nose or mouth to the air sacs of the lungs.
3. Med. a tubelike device used to maintain adequate, unobstructed respiration, as during general anesthesia.
4. any passage in a mine used for purposes of ventilation.
5. airways,
a. the band of frequencies, taken collectively, used by radio broadcasting stations.
[1905–10]
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airway

A control area or portion thereof established in the form of a corridor marked with radio navigational aids.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.airway - a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)airway - a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
duct - an enclosed conduit for a fluid
register - an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room
schnorchel, schnorkel, snorkel breather, breather, snorkel - air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time
upcast - air passage consisting of a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine
vent, venthole, vent-hole, blowhole - a hole for the escape of gas or air
ventilation shaft - a shaft in a building; serves as an air passage for ventilation
2.airway - a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to anotherairway - a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
approach path, glide path, glide slope, approach - the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
holding pattern - the flight path (usually circular) maintained by an aircraft that is awaiting permission to land
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
3.airway - the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
respiratory system, systema respiratorium - the system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide; in terrestrial animals this is accomplished by breathing
lower respiratory tract - the bronchi and lungs
upper respiratory tract - the nose and throat and trachea
tract - a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose
4.airway - a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengersairway - a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
line - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
fleet - group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
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Translations
خَط جَوِّي
letecká linka
flyrute
légi útvonal
flugleiî

airway

[ˈɛəweɪ] N
1. (Aer) (= company) → línea f aérea, aerolínea f; (= route) → ruta f aérea
2. (Anat) → vía f respiratoria
3. (= ventilator shaft) → conducto m de ventilación
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airway

[ˈɛərweɪ] n
(AVIATION) (= route) → voie f aérienne
(ANATOMY)voie f respiratoire
the airways → les voies respiratoires
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airway

[ˈɛəˌweɪ] n
a. (Aer) → rotta aerea
b. the airways nplle vie fpl respiratorie
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air

() noun
1. the mixture of gases we breathe; the atmosphere. Mountain air is pure.
2. the space above the ground; the sky. Birds fly through the air.
3. appearance. The house had an air of neglect.
4. a tune. She played a simple air on the piano.
verb
1. to expose to the air in order to dry or make more fresh etc. to air linen.
2. to make known. He loved to air his opinions.
ˈairbag noun
a safety bag in a car that protects the driver or a passenger in an accident.
ˈairily adverb
in a light-hearted manner. She airily dismissed all objections.
ˈairiness noun
ˈairing noun
a short walk etc in the open air. She took the baby for an airing.
ˈairless adjective
1. (of weather) still and windless. It was a hot, airless night.
2. (of a room etc) stuffy and without fresh air.
ˈairy adjective
1. with plenty of (fresh) air. an airy room.
2. light-hearted and not serious. an airy disregard for authority.
ˈairborne adjective
in the air or flying. We were airborne five minutes after boarding the plane; airborne germs.
ˌair-conˈditioned adjective
having air-conditioning. an air-conditioned building.
ˌair-conˈditioner noun
an apparatus providing air-conditioning.
ˌair-conˈditioning noun
a method of providing a room, building etc with air of a controlled temperature and humidity.
ˈaircraftplural ˈaircraft noun
any of several types of machine for flying in the air. Enemy aircraft have been sighted.
aircraft carrier
a ship which carries aircraft and which aircraft can use for landing and taking off.
ˈairfield noun
an area of ground (with buildings etc) where (usually military) aircraft are kept and from which they fly.
air force
the part of the armed services which uses aircraft. the army, navy and air force.
ˈair-gun noun
a gun that is worked by air under pressure.
air hostess
a young woman who looks after passengers in an aircraft.
air letter
a letter sent by airmail.
ˈairlift noun
an operation to move cargo or people, carried out by air.
ˈairline noun
(a company that owns) a regular air transport service. Which airline are you travelling by?
ˈairliner noun
a (usually large) aircraft for carrying passengers.
ˈair-lock noun
a bubble in a pipe which prevents liquid from flowing along it.
ˈairmail noun
a system of carrying mail by air. Send this parcel by airmail; (also adjective) an airmail letter.
ˈairman noun
a member of an air force.
ˈair pollution noun
Air pollution is caused by smoke, toxic gases etc.
ˈairplane noun
(American) an aeroplane.
ˈairport noun
a place where passenger aircraft arrive and depart, with buildings for customs, waiting-rooms etc.
ˈair-pump noun
a pump for forcing air in or out of something.
ˈair-raid noun
an attack by aircraft.
ˈairship noun
an aircraft that is lighter than air and can be steered etc.
ˈairtight adjective
(of a container etc) into or through which air cannot pass. an airtight seal on a bottle.
ˈairway noun
a regular course followed by aircraft.
on the air
broadcasting (regularly) on radio or television.
put on airs / give oneself airs
to behave as if one is better or more important than others. She gives herself such airs that everyone dislikes her.
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air·way

1. n. conducto de aire;
2. vías respiratorias;
lower ___vía respiratoria inferior;
oclussive ___conducto de aire; vía respiratoria oclusiva;
respiratory ___vías respiratorias;
upper ___vía respiratoria superior.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

airway

n vía aérea (frec. pl); upper — vía(s) aérea(s) superior(es); lower — vía(s) aérea(s) inferior(es)
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References in periodicals archive ?
We conclude that maintaining airway reflexes and vigilant monitoring peri-operatively is essential for procedural sedation, and prophylactic anthelmintic treatment should be considered particularly in endemic areas.
[14] Propofol is a common intravenous anaesthetic agent used for LMA insertion, because of its greater depressant effect on airway reflexes. Sevoflurane is suitable for inhalational induction technique even in high concentrations, because of its low blood gas solubility and minimal respiratory irritant effect.
Sevoflurane is widely used in children, not only due to a sweet taste but also due to its ability to obtund airway reflexes. The results of our study suggest that incidence of coughing and desaturation are decreased significantly after sevoflurane as compared to intravenous lignocain; however, the timing of administration must be carefully planned to obtain optimum effects.
The decrease in upper airway reflexes makes the elderly patients prone to aspiration during periods of depressed mental state.
However, propofol alone may not maintain immobility of the child, therefore repeated doses are required which can result in respiratory depressant effect, and decrease in protective airway reflexes.3 While a single agent may not offer all of the desired goals, combinations of various drugs may achieve the desired results.4 The intravenous (IV) administration of low dose ketamine prior to propofol induction or infusion can maintain haemodynamic, respiratory stability with the same recovery time and MRI quality when propofol alone in used.5
With the surgical site being the upper airway, we extubated the patient only after complete return of protective airway reflexes, in particular after occurrence of effective coughing.
Fentanyl can provide potent analgesia and blunt airway reflexes with minimal amnesic effect.
Inspired noxious agents are prevented from entering the lungs by the airway reflexes cough and bronchoconstriction, which are evoked both from the larynx and tracheobronchial tree and from some extrarespiratory sites.
LMA removal in the anaesthetised state carries the disadvantage of active pharyngeal reflexes remaining suppressed, resulting in a delayed return of airway reflexes, which potentially leaves the patient's airway unprotected.
Maintain spontaneous breathing until it is verified that ventilation is appropriate, with smooth intubation and blunting of airway reflexes. Make use of short-acting opioids and airway topicalisation to accomplish this.
This age group is at risk because of anatomic properties and immature airway reflexes. The reasons for presentation may range from suspicious aspiration history, nonspecific findings, normal physical examination and radiologic findings to severe respiratory distress and respiratory arrest.
The administration of 4% or 10% lidocaine through the ETT cuff may be dangerous in case of cuff rupture as a consequence of damage.4,11Moreover, the application of excessive doses of lidocaine can cause fatal toxicity.4 Jee, et al,11 declared that lidocaine sprayed down the endotracheal tube suppresses the airway reflexes whereas using the same dose of IV lidocaine does not.11 Also, Bilotta et al12 reported that in mechanically ventilated patients with severe head trauma, endotracheal lidocaine instillation effectively prevents the increase of endotracheal suctioning-induced intracranial pressure.12 The reflex suppression of endotracheal lidocaine is probably attributed to the mucosa-anesthetizing effect or may be similar to intravenous lidocaine.11

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