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The passageway by which air enters or leaves the body

Airway

1

The contraction of smooth muscle that lines the bronchial passages that results in a decreased internal diameter of the airway and increased resistance to air flow

Bronchoconstrictuon

2

Vomiting or retching that results when something is placed in the back of the pharynx

Gag reflex

3

A means of correcting blockage of the airway by the tongue by tilting the head back and lifting the chin.

Head-tilt, chin-lift maneuver

4

A means of correcting blockage of the airway by moving the jaw forward without tilting the head or neck. Used with trauma or injuries to prevent further injury to the spinal cord.

Jaw-thrust maneuver

5

A flexible breathing tube inserted through the patients nostril into the pharynx to maintain an open airway

Nasopharyngeal airway

6

A curved device inserted through the patients mouth into the pharynx to help maintain an open airway

Oropharyngeal airway

7

An airway that is open and clear

Patent airway

8

A high-pitched sound generated from partially obstructed air flow in the upper airway

Stridor

9

Use of a vacuum device to remove blood, vomit, or other secretions or foreign materials from the airway

Suctioning

10

Another name for the throat, just behind the mouth and nasal passage

Pharynx

11

Where the nasal passages empty into the pharynx

Nasopharynx

12

The structures surrounding the entrance to the trachea

Laryngopharynx

13

The branch in the trachea that forms into the two mainstream bronchi

Carina

14

What three special considerations should be considered when dealing with an airway?

Facial injuries
Obstructions
Dental appliances