upper respiratory

adjective

Definition of upper respiratory

:of, affecting, or being the part of the respiratory system that includes the nose, nasal passages, and nasopharynx
  • upper respiratory tract
  • upper respiratory infection

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First Known Use of upper respiratory

1950


Medical Dictionary

upper respiratory

adjective

medical Definition of upper respiratory

:of, relating to, or affecting the upper respiratory tract
  • upper respiratory infection

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