The windpipe is also known as:
The trachea, commonly known as the windpipe, is the large tube that delivers air from the upper respiratory tract to the bronchi. The trachea is vulnerable to infections, inflammation, and other stresses that can damage cells. The trachea serves as the main passageway through which air passes from the upper respiratory tract to the lungs. As air is pulled into the trachea during inhalations, it is warmed and moisturized before entering the lungs.