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In ill or injured persons, the natural airway formed by the trachea may be damaged or closed off. Intubation is the medical procedure of inserting an artificial tube into the trachea to permit breathing. See also choking.
Diseases of the trachea include:
In insects, each segment of the body has a pair of spiracles[?], each of which has a trachea behind it. These tracheae branch and supply air to the tissues. Insects do not carry oxygen in their blood, as do vertebrates; this limits their size.