smear test

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n smear test a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer
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Usage

In literature:

The giant Venusian held up the oil-smeared test tube for Kit Barnard's inspection.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
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In news:

If the search for answers to the question of human aging leads us to fruit fly testes, as it apparently has, then fruit fly testes are getting smeared on a slide and going under the microscope.
Associated Press Under new guidelines issued on Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, most women would get a Pap smear test every three to five years.
Pap smear test guide.
The Pap-smear group had about three-fourths the rates, and the DNA test had about half.
The HPV test has almost double the success rate of pap smear s in detecting possible cervical cancer and could save thousands more lives.
New Test Twice As Good As Pap Smear .
If the search for answers to the question of human aging leads us to fruit fly testes , as it apparently has, then fruit fly testes are getting smeared on a slide and going under the microscope.
The pap smear is a screening test that determines whether the cells on your cervix are normal or abnormal, the latter termed cervical dysplasia.
This test, also called a Pap test or Pap smear, looks for abnormal changes in cells in the cervix .
Woman says Pap smears misread for 5 years before cancer diagnosis , hospital reviews tests.
Pap Smear FAQs Low Iron The mineral The Rest Of Your Life HPV Test The new human papillomavirus taken at the time of your Pap smear.
About 3 to 5 percent of women experience an abnormal Pap smear -- a test for cervical cancer -- at some point in their lives.
Two influential medical groups say that by having Pap smears in combination with the human papillomavirus (HPV) test, many women can safely go five years between cervical cancer screenings.
Pap Smear Testing to prevent cervical cancer.
(CBS News) Women are more likely to survive cervical cancer if it was diagnosed through a Pap smear test, according to a new study.
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In science:

Usually, a field theory would be quantized by smearing the fields with test functions over 3-dimensional regions so as to make their classical Poisson *-algebra well defined.
Quantum Riemannian Geometry and Black Holes
However, H will not carry connection operators ˆA(fL ) smeared with longitudinal test fields; only the exponentials of these operators would be well-defined.7 Because the gauge transformations are unitarily represented on H, we can carry out group averaging to obtain the physical Hilbert space Hphys .
Some surprising implications of background independence in canonical quantum gravity
We use a Schwartz space of test functions S to smear the operator-valued distributions of the quantized electromagnetic field, the 2-form ˆφµν ( x), to give a complex linear map of test functions into an algebra of unbounded operators A, ˆφ : S → A; f 7→ ˆφ f = Z ˆφµν ( x) f µν ( x)d4 x.
An empirically equivalent random field for the quantized electromagnetic field
L denotes the Lie derivative and the square bracket denote smearing with test functions.
From topological to parametrized field theory
They are “smeared” against the spatial argument x with test-functions f and h in C0 (R3 ).
Vacuum Fluctuations, Geometric Modular Action and Relativistic Quantum Information Theory
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