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Definition of Airway

Airway: The path that air follows to get into and out of the lungs. The mouth and nose are the normal entry and exit ports for the airway. Entering air then passes through the back of the throat (pharynx) and continues through the voice box (larynx), down the trachea, to finally pass through the bronchi.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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