upper airways

upper airways

A term which encompasses the nasal passages, nasopharynx, oropharynx, larynx, trachea, and major bronchi.

upper airways

A term that encompasses the nasal passages, nasopharynx, oropharynx, larynx. Cf Lower airways.
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USA], Dec 25 (ANI): A premature infant, born more than 3 weeks before the due date, has narrowed upper airways as compared to newborn peers carried to full term.
Contract notice: Delivery of polysomnographic systems and machines based on positive therapy pressure in the upper airways of the national institute of mental health
Countless studies point out that breathing through upper airways is of great importance for normal craniofacial development.
International Symposium on Tonsils and Mucosal Barriers of Upper Airways (7th: 2010: Asahikawa-shi, Japan) Ed.
Pharming also announced data for 53 potentially life threatening acute angioedema attacks involving the upper airways.
Sleep specialists have carved out a diagnostic niche called upper airways resistance syndrome (UARS) for children (and adults) who don't have overt sleep apnea and may not even snore but still can't get a good night's sleep.
This technique reveals a variety of soft and hard tissue abnormalities that may indicate patients with narrow and collapsible upper airways.
The package insert also explains that "adding high levels of xylitol to the daily diet of RAOM-prone children helps them maintain a healthy balance of microflora in their upper airways" and that "specific oral bacteria are not sustained in the presence of xylitol and are therefore less available to affect the upper airway microflora.
Coroner Dr Brian Farrell said: "It seems there was an initial obstruction of the upper airways, which triggered cardiac arrest.
We chose to perform our study using healthy adults with normal upper airways, because such studies in patients with pre-existing airway obstruction are not without danger and difficulties, and detecting changes in healthy volunteers would inform our understanding of the process.
3]/isoprene systems--are more irritating to the upper airways than are terpenes or [O.

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