Pap smear


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Pap smear

 (păp)
n.
A test for cancer, especially of the female genital tract, in which a smear of exfoliated cells is specially stained and examined under a microscope for pathological changes. Also called Pap test.

[After George Papanicolaou (1883-1962), Greek-born American pathologist and cytologist.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pap smear - a sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells
cytologic smear, cytosmear, smear - a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
Pap test, Papanicolaou test, smear test - a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer
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Translations
výtěr z děložního hrdla
smear-test
papa-koe
papa test
塗沫検査
도말 표본 검사
cellprov
การตรวจภายใน
xét nghiệm phết tế bào cổ tử cung

Pap smear

[ˈpæpˌsmɪəʳ] Pap test [ˈpæpˌtest] Nfrotis m (cervical)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

Pap smear

, Pap test
n (esp US Med: = cervical smear) → Pap-Test m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

Pap smear

فَحْصُ عُنْقِ الرَّحْم výtěr z děložního hrdla smear-test Abstrich τεστ Παπανικολάου citología papa-koe frottis papa test Pap test 塗沫検査 도말 표본 검사 uitstrijkje celleprøve wymaz papanicolau мазок со слизистой оболочки шейки матки cellprov การตรวจภายใน Pap smear testi xét nghiệm phết tế bào cổ tử cung 宫颈涂片检查
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

Pap smear

V. smear.
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References in periodicals archive ?
A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a randomized clinical screening trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test at a reduced cost.
By a PAP smear test early cervical epithelial changes can be identified, which is a primary screening test for detection of precancerous lesions in cervix and early stage of invasive cervical cancer.
A trial conducted in Canada pitted the new 'epigenetics-based' test against Pap smear and HPV tests with women aged 25-65 as the subjects.
We sought to improve the quality of Pap smear screening in the Tshwane Department of Health (DoH) facilities using two targeted QI activities.
For diagnosis of trichomoniasis, different methods have been used, such as, wet mount, culture, Papanicolaou smear, Pap smear, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serological tests.
The age-adjusted rate of women aged 18 years and over who reported having had a Pap smear in the past 3 years dropped from 81.3% in 2000 to 70.2% in 2015.
Keywords: HPV, Risk factors of cervical cancer, Pap smear, Screening, Cervix carcinoma.
Lesbian women are less likely than their heterosexual counterparts to obtain a regular Pap smear, according to new research.
In a Pap smear or Pap test, a sample of cells is taken from a person's cervix or vagina.
A literature search was performed using PubMed and MEDLINE databases, with search terms "HIV-positive," "elderly," "over 65," "cervical screening," and "pap smears." No studies were found that describe serial Pap smear screening in this unique population.
Patients with normal cytology are recommended to have a repeat Pap smear in 12 months if HIV is positive or two to three years if HIV is negative [7].