Definition of Sputum smear

1. Noun. Any of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the lower respiratory tract; used for cytologic study of cancer and other diseases of the lungs.




Medical Definition of Sputum smear

1. A group of cytologic specimens containing material from the lower respiratory tract and consisting mainly of sputum (spontaneous, induced) and material obtained at bronchoscopy (aspirated, lavaged, brushed); used for cytologic study of cancer and other diseases of the lungs. Synonym: bronchoscopic smear, sputum smear. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sputum Smear

sputter
sputtered
sputterer
sputterers
sputtering
sputtering yield
sputteringly
sputterings
sputters
sputtery
sputum
sputum aerogenosum
sputum analysis
sputum culture
sputum for acid-fast organisms
sputum smear (current term)
spy
spy-fi
spy on
spy ring
spy rings
spy satellite
spy satellites
spyal
spyals
spyboat
spyboats
spycam
spycams
spycraft

Literary usage of Sputum smear

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

1. Enforcement Procedures And Scheduling For Occupational Exposure To Tuberculosisby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"sputum smear, positive: Af B are visible on the ... Persons witn a sputum smear positive for AFB are considered more infectious than inose wi'h ..."

2. The Continuing Challenge of Tuberculosis by Office of Technology Assessment, United States, Congress (1993)
"The sputum smear test is quick and inexpensive, but is useful only when ... The major limitation of the sputum smear is its inadequate sensitivity due in ..."

3. Controlling Tb in Correctional Facilities by DIANE Publishing Company (1998)
"Patients whose sputum no longer contains M. tuberculosis after 2 months of treatment should have at least one further sputum smear and culture performed at ..."

4. Diseases of infancy and childhood: Their Dietetic, Hygienic, and Medical by Louis Fischer (1908)
"It is for this reason known and described by the Germans as a Fig. 148.—Influenza Bacilli. sputum smear, stained with dilute ..."

5. Diseases of infancy and childhood: Their Dietetic, Hygienic, and Medical by Louis Fischer (1907)
"It is for this reason known and described by the Germans as a Fig. 148.—Influenza Bacilli. sputum smear, stained with dilute ..."

6. Diseases of infancy and childhood: Their Dietetic, Hygienic, and Medical by Louis Fischer (1910)
"... is for this reason known and described by the Germans as a Fig. 148.—Influenza Bacilli. sputum smear, stained with dilute ..."

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