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ˈɛərˌweɪair·way

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. air passage, air duct, airwaynoun

    a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)

  2. air lane, flight path, airway, skywaynoun

    a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another

  3. respiratory tract, airwaynoun

    the passages through which air enters and leaves the body

  4. airline, airline business, airwaynoun

    a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers

Wiktionary

  1. airwaynoun

    The trachea.

  2. airwaynoun

    A flight path used by aeroplanes.

Wikipedia

  1. airway

    The respiratory tract is the subdivision of the respiratory system involved with the process of respiration in mammals. The respiratory tract is lined with respiratory epithelium as respiratory mucosa.Air is breathed in through the nose to the nasal cavity, where a layer of nasal mucosa acts as a filter and traps pollutants and other harmful substances found in the air. Next, air moves into the pharynx, a passage that contains the intersection between the oesophagus and the larynx. The opening of the larynx has a special flap of cartilage, the epiglottis, that opens to allow air to pass through but closes to prevent food from moving into the airway. From the larynx, air moves into the trachea and down to the intersection known as the carina that branches to form the right and left primary (main) bronchi. Each of these bronchi branches into a secondary (lobar) bronchus that branches into tertiary (segmental) bronchi, that branch into smaller airways called bronchioles that eventually connect with tiny specialized structures called alveoli that function in gas exchange. The lungs which are located in the thoracic cavity, are protected from physical damage by the rib cage. At the base of the lungs is a sheet of skeletal muscle called the diaphragm. The diaphragm separates the lungs from the stomach and intestines. The diaphragm is also the main muscle of respiration involved in breathing, and is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. The lungs are encased in a serous membrane that folds in on itself to form the pleurae – a two-layered protective barrier. The inner visceral pleura covers the surface of the lungs, and the outer parietal pleura is attached to the inner surface of the thoracic cavity. The pleurae enclose a cavity called the pleural cavity that contains pleural fluid. This fluid is used to decrease the amount of friction that lungs experience during breathing.

ChatGPT

  1. airway

    An airway is a passageway through which air enters and leaves the lungs in a body. In medicine, it may also refer to the management and maintenance of such passages, especially during anesthesia or in case of injury or illness. In aviation, an airway is a designated route for aircrafts.

Wikidata

  1. Airway

    The pulmonary airway comprises those parts of the respiratory system through which air flows, conceptually beginning at the nose and mouth, and terminating in the alveoli. It is generally used synonymously with respiratory tract, to avoid sounding overly scientific. From the mouth or nose, inhaled air passes through the pharynx into the trachea, where it separates into the left and right main bronchi at the carina, situated at the level of the second thoracic vertebra. The main bronchi then branch into large bronchioles, one for each lobe of the lung. Within the lobes, the bronchioles further subdivide some twenty times, ending in clusters of alveoli. The epithelial surfaces of the airway contain cilia. Inhaled particles adhere to mucus secreted by goblet cells, which is continuously driven outwards by the cilia. The epithelium of the airway also secretes a watery fluid upon which the mucus can ride freely. The production of this fluid is impaired by the disease cystic fibrosis. Macrophages in the airways help promote prophylaxis and prevent infection and contamination, by engulfing bacteria and other inhaled particles. Certain conditions require tracheal intubation to secure the patency of the airway. Airway devices are used to assist in tracheal intubation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of airway in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of airway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of airway in a Sentence

  1. Marleen Maxwell:

    It hurts ... and sometimes you feel it come up like it blocks the airway.

  2. Albert Rizzo:

    The particulate matter is what leads the airways to be a very fertile ground for uninvited infection like the Covid virus to get into our airway, the immune system is only geared up to try to fight the effects of a particulate matter and now it has a virus that it has to trigger against as well.

  3. James Ward-Lilley:

    I would expect to see a number of new holders coming into this stock, given our mid-cap market capitalization with the combination, we have today really got the opportunity to be an industry leader in terms of the device and technology focused on inhaled respiratory airway disease.

  4. Raphael Mohammed:

    Priority 1 was to get the mom calm, once I got there and I see a child’s body and not a head. I get close and see an umbilical cord, that’s when I had to move quickly and think quickly. my priority was to get air to this child and free the airway up.

  5. Carrie Shapiro-Mendoza:

    The danger is that thick blankets, quilt or pillows can obstruct the baby’s airway, which would keep them from being able to breathe.

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