(Greek: windpipe; originally, "rough" artery)
Aristotle, like other ancients, believed that the arteries contained air. As a result, he distinguished between the artery par excellence, which he called "the smooth artery" and the windpipe, which he named "the rough artery".
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Repair of an incised or wounded trachea.
Fissure of or into the trachea.
An instrument used in tracheoscopy or the diagnosis of the interior of the trachea which is the thin-walled, cartilaginous tube descending from the larynx to the bronchi and carrying air to the lungs known as the "windpipe".
Pertaining to or of the character of tracheoscopy.
The inspection of the interior of the trachea (air passage of the throat) by means of a laryngoscopic mirror and reflected light or inspection through a bronchoscope (slender tubular instrument with a small light on the end).
Relating to the trachea and the esophagus.
Contraction or narrowing of the lumen of the trachea.
An opening into the trachea through the neck; generally applied to such an opening after or laryngectomy.
To perform tracheostomy upon.
The surgical creation of an opening into the trachea through the neck, with the tracheal mucosa being brought into continuity with the skin; also, the opening so created. The term is also used to refer to the creation of an opening in the anterior trachea for insertion of a tube to relieve upper airway obstruction and to facilitate ventilation (breathing).
An instrument for use in incising the trachea or the knife usd in tracheotomy.
To perform tracheotomy upon.
Incision of the trachea or cutting an opening into the trachea, usually intended to be temporary Also, tracheostomy.
Another form of tracheitis (inflammation of the trachea).