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Synonyms for airway

a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another

the passages through which air enters and leaves the body

a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers

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Compared with patients with asthma and allergy, the levels and increase of NGF are discrete and emphasize the discrepancy between these two conditions, though these groups have similar airway symptoms and are often confused.
Nationwide, pediatric airway foreign bodies are more common in boys than girls (ratio: -2:1) (1) and in nonwhites than whites (1.
When the team looked at a model of an asthmatic lung, with its thickened and inflamed airway walls, a dramatic increase in airflow resistance occurred with the same constriction of smooth muscles, he says.
The fact that diphenhydramine, a histamine antagonist, reduced airway symptoms indicates that brevetoxins activate histamine-producing cells, such as mast cells and basophils.
The results of his second sleep study were worse than the first, but he ultimately obtained excellent relief with bilevel positive airway pressure.
Airway hyperractivity is not asthma, but it may lead to an understanding of how airway hyperractivity develops into asthma.
Increased airway kinin levels occur after exposure to a variety of noxious stimuli (Lauredo et al.
The purpose of this article is to report our own findings and to review the clinical presentation of acute supraglottitis, microbiology, airway management, and treatment.
Many researchers have proposed hypotheses for the cause of the airway obstruction in Pierre Robin sequence.
There are a number of ways to evaluate the upper airway (table 1).
This increased responsiveness can take the form of swelling of the airway wall, excess mucus production that can clog the airways, and significant narrowing of the airways when tiny muscles in the airway wall, called "airway smooth muscle", contract.
Obstructive apnea that is characterized by an initial central component followed by a collapse of the upper airway at the onset of respiratory effort has been termed mixed apnea.
The controlled heat is designed to reduce the amount of airway smooth muscle in the airway wall, thereby reducing the ability of the airway walls to contract, narrow and spasm in response to irritation, infection, or inflammation.
During the out-patient investigative procedure the Alair System is used to deliver thermal energy to the airway walls to reduce the amount of airway smooth muscle, the tissue responsible for airway constriction and breathing difficulties in asthma patients.