TITLE

Papanicolaou test

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1582
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "Papanicolaou test" is presented. It refers to a cytological study used to detect cancer in cells that an organ has shed. It is also valuable in the detection of pleural or peritoneal malignancies, and in the evaluation of cellular changes caused by radiation, infection or atrophy. The synonym of the term is pap smear. The term was named after U.S. scientist George Nicholas Papnicolaou.
ACCESSION #
21239364

 

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