Definition of Trachea:

The cartilage tube that brings air from the larynx to the two bronchi that enter the lungs.  It is lined with mucous membranes and ciliated epithelia.

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...the condition
“...Every time we breathe, air passes down our windpipe (trachea), then into smaller passages called bronchi, then into even smaller passages called bronchioles, and finally into alveoli, which are the basic units required for respiration...”

Glucosamine / Chondroitin Sulfate a treatment
“...Most chondroitin appears to be made from extracts of cartilaginous cow and pig tissues (cow trachea and pig ear and nose), but other sources such as shark, fish and bird cartilage are also used...”
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...the condition
“...The larger side parts are tucked in behind neck muscles next to the trachea (windpipe) while the middle connecting part is closer to the skin, just below the larynx (Adam's apple)...”

Laryngeal Cancer

...the condition
“...Air passes through the pharynx and then the larynx on the way to the windpipe (trachea) and into the lungs...”
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Strongyloides stercoralis Infection

...the condition
“...Following skin penetration they are carried by the blood to the lungs, where they exit into the alveoli, travel up the trachea, are swallowed, and mature in the small intestine...”

Thyroid Cancer

...the condition
“...a lump in the neck that gradually increases in size, with or without pain; difficulties swallowing or breathing – this can happen occasionally as a result of the cancer pressing on the esophagus or trachea (windpipe)...”


...related topic
“Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the trachea and bronchi.”
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