Medical Definition of Windpipe

Windpipe: The trachea, a tube-like portion of the respiratory (breathing) tract that connects the larynx (the voice box) with the lungs.

Each time we inhale (breathe in), air goes into our nose or mouth, then through the larynx, down the trachea, and into our lungs. When we exhale (breathe out), the air goes out the other way.

Prostate surgery has traditionally been seen as offering the most benefits for BPH and also, unfortunately, the most risks.

BPH is also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy (also symbolized as BPH) and as nodular hyperplasia of the prostate.

Last Editorial Review: 5/13/2016

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