cervical smear


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cervical smear

n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) med a smear of cellular material taken from the neck (cervix) of the uterus for detection of cancer. Also called: Pap test or Pap smear
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Noun1.cervical 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

cervical smear

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cervical smear

npap-test m inv, striscio (fam)
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References in periodicals archive ?
Ms Martin said: "A cervical smear takes only minutes and can be lifesaving for many women.
The idea is to raise the awareness of examining breasts for changes and having regular cervical smear tests.
Mr Walker, of Leeds, said: "Alex missed one cervical smear in 2015, which cost her her life.
IN our article on 9 December under the headline Country rocked by smear test scandal, we wrongly stated that the former Director General of the HSE, Mr Tony O'Brien, had been a board member of a US company at the time that it carried out cervical smear tests on behalf of the HSE which gave the all-clear to a number of women who developed cancer and that he had since resigned.
"The test is aimed at the one in four women across the region who have not had a cervical smear test in the last five years.
I'm a 36-year-old man and every few years my wife gets invited for a cervical smear test and my mum also goes for breast screening.
FROM 2018, women will begin having cervical smear tests at 25, rather than the current starting age of 20.
One in five women in Wales are putting themselves at risk of life-threatening cancer by failing to attend cervical smear screening, a cancer charity has warned.
One in five women in Wales are putting themselves at risk of cancer by failing to attend cervical smear screening, a charity has warned.
METHOD OF ANALYSIS: 200-500 cells /sample were identified as per the features given below and observed for various nuclear variants in urine and cervical smear.