Definition of Respiratory tract

1. Noun. The passages through which air enters and leaves the body.

Exact synonyms: Airway
Group relationships: Respiratory System, Systema Respiratorium
Specialized synonyms: Lower Respiratory Tract, Upper Respiratory Tract
Generic synonyms: Tract

Definition of Respiratory tract

1. Noun. (anatomy) The passages through which air enters and leaves the body, including the nose and nasal passages, the pharynx, larynx, trachea, lungs, bronchi and alveoli. ¹

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Medical Definition of Respiratory tract

1. The air passages from the nose to the pulmonary alveoli, through the pharynx, larynx, trachea, and bronchi. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Respiratory Tract

respiratory pulse
respiratory quotient
respiratory rate
respiratory region of tunica mucosa of nose
respiratory scleroma
respiratory sound
respiratory sounds
respiratory syncytial virus
respiratory syncytial virus infections
respiratory syncytial viruses
respiratory system
respiratory system abnormalities
respiratory system agents
respiratory systems
respiratory therapy
respiratory tract (current term)
respiratory tract fistula
respiratory tract infection
respiratory tracts
respiratory transport

Literary usage of Respiratory tract

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Control of Acute Mycoplasmal and Viral respiratory tract Disease The prospects of eventual successful immunoprophylaxis through vaccination are encouraging. ..."

2. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"THE respiratory tract. function of the respiratory tract is the exchange of gases, _L mainly carbonic acid gas for oxygen, and for this purpose there is ..."

3. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants at Biosurfaces: Plants, Skin, and Respiratory Tract Surfaces Carroll E. Cross,1 Albert van der Vliet,1 Sam Louie,1 Jens J. ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... with the diagnosis of respiratory tract carcinoma. A total of ten patients were identified and subsequently investigated for a history of marijuana use. ..."

5. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"It disappeared promptly from the respiratory tract with recovery. The significance of the first series of experiments in which monkeys were inoculated in ..."

6. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1902)
"It was applied on a cotton swab before and throughout the operation. Foreign Bodies in the Larynx and Lower respiratory tract in Children, with Report of ..."

7. Personal Hygiene Applied by Jesse Feiring Williams (1922)
"Health of the lungs and respiratory tract is dependent upon many factors.- The general health of the body, digestion, circulation, and elimination are ..."

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