Papanicolaou


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Pa·pa·ni·co·la·ou

(pa-pă-ni'kō-low),
George N., Greek-U.S. physician, anatomist, and cytologist, 1883-1962. See: Pap smear, Pap test, Papanicolaou examination, Papanicolaou smear, Papanicolaou smear test, Papanicolaou stain.
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Papanicolaou or Pap smear

This is a screening test for cancer of the cervix. Cells are scraped from the cervix, smeared on a glass plate, and sent to a laboratory to examine for any abnormal cells or dysplasia. This test may also detect other cells seen in certain vaginal infections.
Mentioned in: Pelvic Exam
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