neurogenic airway

neurogenic airway

upper-airway obstruction due to abnormal muscle tone in the upper airway; found in patients with severe developmental delay or brain injury, and especially in those with spastic quadriplegia.
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On the basis of these observations, the reduction of neutral endopeptidase activity appears to be a factor that switches neurogenic airway responses from their physiological and protective functions to a detrimental role that increases and perpetuates airway inflammation (34).