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Papanicolaou's test

Alternative eponyms

  • Papanicolaou's smear test

Related people

A test for early diagnosis of cervical cancer.

Description

A test that diagnoses cervical cancer at an early stage, by examination of exfoliated cells stained with Papanicolaou stain. It is the most successful test invented for cancer prevention.

Bibliography

  • G. N. Papanicolaou and C. R. Stockard:
    The Existence of a Typical Oestrous Cycle in the Guinea Pig; with a Study of its histological and Physiological Changes.
    American Journal of Anatomy, 1917, 22: 225-283.

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