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.]
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
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)

Pap smear

, Pap test
n (esp US Med: = cervical smear) → Pap-Test m

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

Pap smear

V. smear.
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Lesbian women are less likely than their heterosexual counterparts to obtain a regular Pap smear, according to new research.
There have been several strategies used to address this health concern, including pap smear screening and visual inspection with ascetic acid.
As Head of Undergraduate Education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cape Town, SA, I was approached by a group of volunteer students asking for Pap smear training.
Secondary prevention, achieved through Pap smear testing, is the single most effective tool in reducing deaths due to cervical cancer.
Objective: To find out the frequency of precancerous cervical lesions by doing Pap smear.
Since the 50's, the implementation of the Pap smear as a screening test has led to a major reduction in the annual mortality rate by CC on a worldwide basis, especially in developed countries (6).
A positive Pap smear at baseline strongly predicted cervical cancer within 2 years, but not beyond that point.
Women were assigned to one of two interventions: to self-collect vaginal samples at home for HPV testing, or to have a Pap smear at a local clinic.
0%) reported having had a pap smear within three years than white women (87.
A ROUTINE PAP SMEAR of a 27-year-old woman showed atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance.