Papanicolaou smear


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Noun1.Papanicolaou 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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Papanicolaou smear

, Papanicolaou test
n (esp US Med: = cervical smear) → Papanicolaou-Abstrich mor -Test m
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Clinicopathologic significance of Papanicolaou smear study of postmenopausal women in a rural tertiary care center.
Cell block as an adjunct to conventional Papanicolaou smear for diagnosis of cervical cancer in resource-limited settings.
Medicare coverage now includes four clinical preventive services: a single lifetime pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination (vaccine plus any required revaccination and administration) (since 1981); annual influenza vaccination (vaccine and administration) (since 1993); and for women, biennial mammography screening (since 1991) and Papanicolaou smear screening every 36 months (since 1990) (4,5).
Utility of HPV testing in combination with Papanicolaou smear in primary cervical screening.
Clinical guidelines: Papanicolaou smear. Nurse Practitioner, 19(12), 74-77.
Correlating Papanicolaou smear, colposcopic impression, and biopsy: Results from the Women's Interagency HIV Study.
Cervical Papanicolaou smear abnormalities in inner city Bronx adolescents: Prevalence, progression, and immune modifiers.
(n.) Responsible were asked, "Was there a time in the last 12 months when you needed to see a doctor but could because of the cost?" (**.) Percentage of female respondents, without hysterectomy, who report that they had a Papanicolaou smear within the preceding 2 years.
The Current Status of the Papanicolaou Smear. CA Cancer J Clin 1995;45:305-20.
(1.) Kahn JA et al., Predictors of Papanicolaou smear return in a hospital-based adolescent and young adult clinic, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2003, 101(3):490-499.
The Papanicolaou smear is largely credited with reducing both the incidence of and the mortality from cervical cancer since its inception in 1943.