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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Blocked Upper Airway
Item ID: si1573   Source ID: 2

Description: This medical exhibit depicts a sagittal section (cut-away viewed from the side) through back of the mouth showing blockage of the upper airway (obstructive apnea) during sleep. It illustrates the relaxed soft tissues of the tongue and posterior throat displacing posteriorly (backwards) closing off the airway when lying down. Labels identify the nose, chin, throat,... More

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This medical exhibit depicts a sagittal section (cut-away viewed from the side) through back of the mouth showing blockage of the upper airway (obstructive apnea) during sleep. It illustrates the relaxed soft tissues of the tongue and posterior throat displacing posteriorly (backwards) closing off the airway when lying down. Labels identify the nose, chin, throat, tongue and blocked airway.

Max Image Size: 2880 pixels wide by 2160 pixels high


 
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