respiratory airway

res·pi·ra·to·ry air·way

that part of the airway where interchange of gases occurs; it includes the respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts, sacs, and alveoli.
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During general anesthesia, anesthesiologists encounter problems including difficult airway intubation, high respiratory airway pressure, fluctuation of blood pressure, and poor oxygen saturation, especially in obese patients.
Nursing care at the patient's home can be provided to patients who have special needs for permanent nursing, regular (care) assistance with high special needs, as well as patients with tracheostomy or gastrostomy and necessary respiratory airway mucus.
Dr.Mohammad Kashif Shaikh informed that since last one month, there have been at least many adults and children admitted with complaints of respiratory infections, especially those affected with bronchospasm, the abnormal contraction of the smooth muscle of the bronchi resulting in an acute narrowing and obstruction of the respiratory airway added.
A bronchodilator is a substance that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles, decreasing resistance in the respiratory airway and increasing airflow to the lungs.
In fact, during coughing and sneezing a vigorous expiratory effort is produced causing expulsion of irritants in the upper respiratory airway [9].
DISCUSSION: FB impaction in larynx in an adult is a rare phenomenon, as the sphincteric action of the larynx is well developed to protect the lower respiratory airway. Hence, most of the foreign bodies are seen in the hypopharynx or they go past the glottis into the bronchus.
Chase, "Respiratory airway resistance monitoring in mechanically ventilated patients," in Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES '12), pp.
Other medical, biological, and environmental researchers consider the deposition of man-made fibers in the human respiratory airway, the number of plasmids transported into Escherichia coli through the Yoshida effect and predicted structure of the penetration-intermediate (by Naoto Yoshida), and auto-antibody profiles of an asbestos-exposed population.
In fatal cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza, the virus can damage cells throughout the respiratory airway, much like the viruses that caused the 1918 and 1957 influenza pandemics, report researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner.
"We went a long time without a winner, when the string suffered a lower respiratory airway disease, but the worst blow was having three horses killed.
Nitric oxide (NO) in exhaled breath is produced primarily by the upper respiratory airway mucosa.