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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Contract notice: Delivery of polysomnographic systems and machines based on positive therapy pressure in the upper airways of the national institute of mental health
20 ( ANI ): Researchers including an Indian-origin scientist have revealed that the TB-causing bacteria appear to mask their identity to avoid recognition by infection-killing cells in the upper airways.
Jochen Mainz of Jena University Hospital discussed strategies for treating the upper airways to reduce the risk of lung infections in CF patients.
International Symposium on Tonsils and Mucosal Barriers of Upper Airways (7th: 2010: Asahikawa-shi, Japan) Ed.
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.
Extrapulmonary causes include a number of different etiologies and can be divided into those caused by 1) decreased respiratory force seen in the central and peripheral nervous system and respiratory muscle dysfunction, and 2) increased impedance to airflow like those seen in diseases of the chest wall, pleural membrane and upper airways.
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.
Swiss researchers said training the upper airways through the breathing techniques needed to play the didgeridoo was behind the improvement.
The nose and upper airways usually filter out the larger particles, but the fine particles travel deep into the lungs and can enter the bloodstream.

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