buccal smear


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buc·cal smear

a cytologic smear containing material obtained by scraping the lateral buccal mucosa above the dentate line, smearing, and fixing immediately; used principally for determining somatic sex as indicated by the presence of the sex chromocenter (Barr body).

buccal smear

A convenient way to obtain cells for chromosomal and other studies and to obtain a sample of DNA. The inside of the cheek is gently scraped with a spatula and the cells spread on a glass slide.

buc·cal smear

(bŭkăl smēr)
Cytologic smear containing material obtained by scraping the lateral buccal mucosa above the dentate line, smearing, and fixing immediately; used principally for determining somatic sex as indicated by the presence of the sex chromocenter (Barr body).
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We have collected buccal smear samples in casualty, government general hospital, Anantapuramu, from the patient attended the casualty.
Experimental: Preparation of buccal smears: In this study epithelial cells are obtained by scraping the buccal mucosa with the small edge of the glass slide and round edged plastic spatula was used to avoid accidental injury to cheek.
OBSERVATION AND RESULTS: In this present study we took 100 buccal smears, 50 male and 50 female from the patients who have attended the casualty of Government General hospital, Ananthapuramu from 17-06-2012 to 22-12-2014.
Nuclear enlargement changes indicating the presence of human papilloma virus (HPV) were observed in only some buccal smears of alcoholics and smokers group, (Table 2).
Micronuclei and other anomalies in buccal smears: A field test in snuff users.