Definition of Cervical smear

1. Noun. A sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells.

Exact synonyms: Pap Smear, Papanicolaou Smear
Generic synonyms: Cytologic Smear, Cytosmear, Smear
Group relationships: Pap Test, Papanicolaou Test, Smear Test

Definition of Cervical smear

1. Noun. (gynaecology) A screening test to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cells by taking a sample (‘smear’) of cells from the cervix. ¹

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Medical Definition of Cervical smear

1. Cytological staining procedure for detecting and diagnosing various conditions, especially malignant and pre-malignant conditions of the cervix. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cervical Smear

cervical part of oesophagus
cervical part of spinal cord
cervical part of thoracic duct
cervical pleura
cervical plexus
cervical pregnancy
cervical radiculopathy
cervical rib
cervical rib syndrome
cervical root syndrome
cervical rotator muscles
cervical segments of spinal cord
cervical sinus
cervical smear (current term)
cervical smears
cervical spine
cervical spine fractures
cervical spine fusion
cervical spines
cervical splanchnic nerves
cervical spondylosis
cervical tension syndrome
cervical triangle
cervical vein
cervical vertebra
cervical vertebrae
cervical vertebras

Literary usage of Cervical smear

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Identifying Health Technologies That Work: Searching For Evidence by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"To improve the adequacy of specimens collected, all physicians were trained in use of a cervical brush, which was added to all cervical smear collection ..."

2. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Wilkinson C, Jones JM, McBride J. Anxiety caused by abnormal result of cervical smear test: a con- ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"They all had a personal interview and a gynecologic examination with cervical smear and swab for HPV analysis (filter in situ hybridization). ..."

4. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1921)
"... character of discharge; a vaginal and cervical smear are usually taken at this time as a matter of interest for determining the microorganisms present. ..."

5. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"... teeta—(a) negative complement fixation, (6) negative prostatic massage (for men) or negative cervical smear (for women); 15 require neither of these. ..."

6. Health Care for Women: Acces, Utilization, Outcomes: Bibliography-1990-1993 edited by Loretta D. Ulincy (1994)
"... Elton P. Does the offer of cervical screening with breast screening encourage older women to have a cervical smear test? J Epidemiol Community Health ..."

7. Disability and Social Change: A South African Agenda by Brian Watermeyer (2007)
"This examination includes a cervical smear to test for cervical cancer or the presence of abnormal cells. During this procedure, a woman lies on her back, ..."

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