upper airway


upper airway
upper airway n any or all of the air-conducting passages of the respiratory system that extend to the larynx from the two external openings of the nose and from the lips through the mouth

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the airway from the nares and lips to the larynx.

The larynx marks the division between upper and lower airways.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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