Anatomy and physiology of the upper airway

Richard S. Isaacs, Jonathan M Sykes

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Normal respiration involves a highly detailed neurophysiologic process that results in the exchange of inspired and expired air through various anatomic structures. An understanding of these structures is important to the clinician involved in maintaining or reestablishing the normal airway. The following anatomic discussion focuses on the features crucial for the establishment and maintenance of a tracheal airway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-745
Number of pages13
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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