Medical Dictionary

airway

noun air·way \-ˌwā\

Medical Definition of AIRWAY

:  a passageway for air into or out of the lungs; specifically :  a device passed into the trachea by way of the mouth or nose or through an incision to maintain a clear respiratory passageway (as during anesthesia, convulsions, or in obstructive laryngitis)—see upper airway
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