airway obstruction

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air·way ob·struc·tion

(ār'wā ŏb-strŭk'shŭn)
A type of respiratory dysfunction that produces reduced airflow, usually on expiration; the obstruction can be localized (e.g., tumor, stricture, foreign body) or generalized (e.g., emphysema, asthma).

air·way ob·struc·tion

(ār'wā ŏb-strŭk'shŭn)
Respiratory dysfunction that reduces airflow, usually on expiration; can be localized or generalized.
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[Figure 2] and [Figure 3] show examples of the airflow and the oxygen saturation traces recorded during one of the airway obstructions applied to the rabbits in the obstruction group.
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Information gathered included the patients' demography, etiological cause of the nasopharyngeal airway obstructions, and any previous surgical interventions.
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Children with airway obstructions don't always present in acute respiratory distress; they could just have a nagging wheeze or cough with no obvious illness.
There are many causes of respiratory acidosis, for example: depression of the central nervous system by drugs, airway obstructions, laryngospasm and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), all of which will cause an increase in PaCO2.
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For example, a child who sucks his thumb tends to deform the jaws and pulls the upper teeth out to form "buck teeth." However, more subtly, airway obstructions have been shown to play an important role in facial and dental deformities.