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Definition of the noun airway

What does airway mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: airways

  1. a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
  2. a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
  3. the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
  4. a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of airway: airline / airline business
    • more generic word: line = a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
    • part: fleet = group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership

Alternative definition of the noun airway


  1. [anatomy] The trachea.
  2. A flight path used by aeroplanes.


Airway was a musical ensemble based within the Los Angeles Free Music Society.


Airway is a record label.


The Airway was an American microcar with two seats, made by Everett Miller and T. P. Hall between 1949 and 1950 in San Diego, California. It had an all-aluminum body and chassis and an air-cooled 10 hp Onan engine mounted at the back. Normally it would only use a single fluid-drive speed, plus an emergency low gear.

Phrases with Airway

  1. Lower Airway
  2. Upper Airway

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Airway

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Google previewTracheostomy (2004)

A Multi-Professional Handbook by Claudia Russell, Basil Matta

Maintaining a patent airway is a vital aspect of providing adequate oxygenation and ventilation. Failure to do so for even a brief period can be disastrous. Difficult airway has major implications on morbidity and mortality as evidenced in various ...

Google previewSnoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (2003)

by David N. F. Fairbanks, Samuel A. Mickelson, B. Tucker Woodson

Soft Tissue The upper airway is a conduit from the nose down to the vocal folds that serves the three major functions of transport of air, swallowing, and speech. To accomplish all three of these tasks with the same muscle groups and other soft ...

Google previewASTNA Patient Transport (2009)

Principles and Practice by ASTNA, Renee S. Holleran

airway. A secure patent airway is the first priority. The airway always is assessed immediately for patency, protective reflexes, foreign body ...

Google previewPathology for the Physical Therapist Assistant (2011)

by Catherine C. Goodman, Kenda S. Fuller

Hypoxia is a frequent secondary insult; often the upper airway is obstructed, and clearing the airway is the first treatment administered. Intubation and ventilation are critical, with positive-pressure breathing techniques supplemented by 100% ...

Google previewCells Inquiry Card--Cilia in the Airway (2014)

The airway is the path that air travels through every time we breathe. Air enters our bodies through the nose or mouth. The air travels through a tube called the trachea on its way to the lungs. The lungs have bronchus on either side.

Google previewEmergency Medicine Secrets (2016)

by Vincent J. Markovchick, Peter T. Pons, Katherine A. Bakes, Jennie Buchanan

An extraglottic airway is a device that is placed without direct visualization above or posterior to the larynx, typically blocking off the esophagus, allowing ventilation and oxygenation. These are good rescue devices for patients who are difficult ...

Google previewACLS Study Guide (2012)

by Barbara J Aehlert

An oral airway is a J-shaped plastic device that is used to create an air passage between the patient's mouth and the posterior wall of the pharynx (Figure 2-21). When correctly positioned, the flange of the device rests on the patient's lips or ...

Google previewSheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care (2012)

by ENA

other significant injuries • CT scan • Endoscopy or esophagoscopy • Direct laryngoscopy Therapeutic Interventions • Obtaining and maintaining a patent airway is the highest priority. • Anticipate early tracheostomy or possible cricothyrotomy.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

Injury produced Oculor and upper airway inflammation, lower airway inflammation only with massive exposure Ocular and upper airway inflammation, tracheobronchitis and pneumonitis with massive exposure Ocular, upper and lower ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Airway. Disease. PHILIPPE A. GRENIER Hopital Pitie-Salpetriene, Paris, France ... Bronchiolitis; Chronic bronchitis; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD); Small airway disease; Tracheobronchomegaly; Tracheo- bronchomalacia ...

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

If there is no response from the patient, IMMEDIATELY go through the ABC formula: 0 Assess the airway. Partial or total obstruction can be caused by the tongue, loose teeth, other foreign objects or fluid (blood/vomit). Total obstruction will ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

airway. n. 1. any of the passages of the respiratory system. 2. any device that enables the flow of air into and out of the lungs. See NASOPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY, OROPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, The Endocrine System in Sports and Exercise (2008)

by William J. Kraemer, A. D. Rogol

Airway region (compartment #2) Fig. 3.8 Schematic of two-compartment model used to describe nitric oxide (NO) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cell Biology (2015)

Figure 4 Airway cilia from normal and CF patients. Electron micrographs of airway cells grown in culture from normal and CF patients. The ASL height from normal cells is B7 m, allowing the cilia to beat and remove debris. In the CF cells, the ...

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

D = Danger R = Response S = Shout A = Airway B = Breathing C = Circulation Danger Check for and remove any hazards prior to approaching the person who has collapsed. Response Firmly tap the casualty on the shoulders and shout into ...

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Scrabble value of A1I1R1W4A1Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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