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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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Comparison of the effects of dexmedetomidine versus fentanyl on airway reflexes and hemodynamic responses to tracheal extubation during rhinoplasty: a double-blind, randomized, controlled study.
12 It preserves spontaneous respirations and protective airway reflexes as advantage.
Inspired noxious agents are prevented from entering the lungs by the airway reflexes cough and bronchoconstriction, which are evoked both from the larynx and tracheobronchial tree and from some extrarespiratory sites.
It provides rapid induction and emergence, abolishes airway reflexes and has anti-emetic properties.
The reason for the significant difference found in Jee, et al, study, may be due to the dose of lidocaine used in IV route (1 mg/kg) which perhaps was not enough to suppress the airway reflexes.
In addition to providing analgesia, opioids also help to suppress airway reflexes.
2] Adverse effects like gagging, coughing, laryngospasm have been reported in thiopentone because it does not suppress the upper airway reflexes adequately.
This is usually associated with a prolonged recovery time and an increased risk of cardiopulmonary depression and impairment of protective airway reflexes.
The patient is fully conscious without excessive stimulation, able to maintain a clear airway and exhibits protective airway reflexes.
Successful insertion of LMA requires sufficient depth of anaesthesia to relax the jaw and to obtund the airway reflexes to avoid gagging, coughing and laryngospasm.
The LMA can be successfully inserted after the suppression of airway reflexes by deep anaesthesia4,5.
Propofol is one of the most useful induction drugs for insertion of the cLMA, because of its superior relaxation of the jaw and suppression of airway reflexes (4,5), although adjuvants may be needed in many cases.
I-gel insertion requires adequate mouth opening, minimal upper airway reflexes such as coughing, gagging or laryngospasm.
Loss of consciousness with induction of anaesthesia is associated with loss of airway control and protective airway reflexes.
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