Windpipe sentence example
For a few minutes she thought her windpipe was crushed.
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the air passages between the nose and the lungs, including the windpipe or trachea and the larger air tubes of the lung that bring air in from the trachea (bronchi).
When the stomach contents moves into the esophagus, there is the possibility that this material will be aspirated into the windpipe, which can cause asthma, pneumonia, and possibly suffocation or sudden death.
In more severe cases a drug very like natural surfactant (Exosurf Neonatal or Survanta) can be dripped into the lungs through a fine tube (endotracheal tube) placed in the infant's windpipe (trachea).
This defect almost always occurs in conjunction with tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF), a condition in which the esophagus is improperly attached to the trachea, the "windpipe" that carries air into the lungs.Advertisement
Nicknamed "Gland Central" because it influences almost every organ, tissue, and cell in the body, the thyroid is shaped like a butterfly and located just below the larynx, or Adam's apple, and in front of the trachea, or windpipe.
The trachea, or windpipe, carries air to the lungs.
The trachea or windpipe is strengthened by numerous cartilaginous, often osseous, complete rings, but in the emeu several of these rings are incomplete in the medioventral line, and permit the inner lining of the trachea to bulge out into a large neck-pouch, which is used by both sexes as a resounding bag.
These foods can cause choking because they are the right shape to block the windpipe.
Croup affects the vocal cords and the area just below, the voice box, or larynx, and the windpipe, or trachea.Advertisement
For example, a small ball or marble can completely seal a child's or infant's trachea (windpipe).
Croup, an inflammation of the trachea (windpipe) and larynx (voice box), is the most common cause of stridor in children under age two.
Tracheostomy-A procedure in which a small opening is made in the neck and into the trachea or windpipe.
Tracheotomy-An surgical procedure in which the surgeon cuts directly through the patient's neck into the windpipe below a blockage in order to keep the airway open.
Cylinder-shaped toys of 1-inch (2.5-cm) diameter (the size of a regular hot dog) are the most dangerous size because they can occlude the trachea (windpipe) if they are aspirated.Advertisement
Air may be administered through a nasal mask or mouthpiece or through a tracheostomy tube, which is inserted through a surgical incision through the neck and into the windpipe.
If the victim's breathing has stopped or is otherwise impaired, a tube is inserted into the windpipe (trachea) to maintain the airway (endotracheal intubation).
When the epiglottis (the flap that covers the trachea during swallowing so that food odes not enter the lungs) is infected, it can swell to the point where it blocks the windpipe.
The epiglottis is a piece of cartilage behind the tongue that closes the opening to the windpipe when a person swallows.
An inflamed epiglottis can swell and close off the windpipe, thus causing the patient to suffocate.Advertisement
Postural drainage-The use of positioning to drain secretions from the bronchial tubes and lungs into the trachea or windpipe where they can either be coughed up or suctioned out.
Thyroid gland-An endocrine gland in the neck overlying the windpipe (trachea) that regulates the speed of metabolic processes by producing a hormone, thyroxin.
The physician may perform a bronchoscopy, a visual examination in which the airways and lungs are seen through a fiber optic tube inserted down the person's windpipe (trachea).
Endotracheal tube-A hollow tube that is inserted into the trachea (windpipe) through the nose or mouth.
Consequently the beast can lie submerged in the water, with only the nostrils exposed, and with the mouth open, and breathe without water entering the windpipe.Advertisement
This disease depends upon the presence of a bacillus which grows rapidly at the back of the throat and in the airpassages specially of children, causing the formation of a membrane which, by plugging the windpipe, causes suffocation and death.
The head should be light and lean, and well set on; the ears small and pricked, but not too short; the eyes full; the forehead broad and flat; the nostrils large and dilating; the muzzle fine; the neck moderate in length, wide, muscular, and yet light; the throat clean; the windpipe spacious and loosely attached to the neck; the crest thin, not coarse and arched.
Coyotes Tend to go for the throat of sheep and lambs, clamping down on the windpipe or severing the jugular vein.
There is then a danger of saliva, blood, or sick entering the windpipe.
This is due to the refluxed acid irritating the windpipe.Advertisement
The slaughtering - the object of which is to insure the complete bleeding of the body, the Jews being forbidden to eat blood - is done by severing the windpipe with a long and razor-sharp knife by one continuous stroke backwards and forwards.
Target Renegade is still a brilliant game today, chopping Double Dragon thoroughly in the windpipe.
This will open up the windpipe to bypass completely the blocked airway.
An elongated uvula or a bifid (split) uvula can partially block the windpipe and cause snoring.
The surgeon cuts an opening in the windpipe, or trachea, and then inserts a tube into the opening.Advertisement
Bronchoscope-A lighted instrument that is inserted into the windpipe to view the bronchi and bronchioles, to remove obstructions, or to withdraw specimens for testing.