Airway anatomy

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Ericallarose
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Airway anatomy
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2011-10-19 15:11:59
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Anatomy of the airway
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  1. What is the order of the airway?
    • Pharynx
    • Larynx
    • Trechea
    • Brochie
    • Brochiolie
    • Aviolie
  2. What are the 3 major parts of the Pharynx?
    • Nasopharynx
    • oropharynx
    • Laryngopherynx
  3. What are the major parts of the Larynx?
    • Thyroid Cartilage
    • Cricoid Cartilage
    • Glottic opening
    • Vocal cords
    • Arytenoid cartilage
    • pyriform fossae
    • cricothyroid cartilage
  4. Where does the upper airway end?
    larynx
  5. list lower airway anatomy?
    • Trachea
    • Bronchi
    • alveoli
  6. What is alveoli made up of?
    • Capillaries
    • elastin fibers
    • smooth muscle
  7. What are the major differences in a pediatric airway?
    • Smaller jaw
    • cricoid cartilage is narrowed
    • greater proportion of soft tissue
    • epiglottis is rounder and floppier
    • their trachea is pushes further foward
  8. What are the eccessory muscles used when you are having difficulty berathing?
  9. Sternocleidomastoid
    • scalenus
    • intercostal
    • pectoralis minor
    • serrarlus anterior
    • rectus abdominus

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