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smear

a preparation of blood, secretions, etc., smeared onto a glass slide for examination under a microscope

smear

[smir]
(biology)
A preparation for microscopic examination made by spreading a drop of fluid, such as blood, across a slide and using the edge of another slide to leave a uniform film.
(electronics)
A television-picture defect in which objects appear to be extended horizontally beyond their normal boundaries in a blurred or smeared manner; one cause is excessive attenuation of high video frequencies in the television receiver.
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Yesterday marked the start of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week and Kirsty Robson's three children are a heartbreaking reminder of how important a smear test can be.
Reviewing a consistently uniform blood smear throughout a patient's course of treatment is essential to clinicians as they assess treatment efficacy.
A prospective, observational study of all adult cases (above 12 years of age), of new sputum smear negative, clinically diagnosed PT, all TB-HIV co-infected patients and all retreatment cases of pulmonary tuberculosis, admitted or attending outpatients department in the Department of Respiratory Medicine of a teaching Hospital in Kolkata was carried out over a period of one year (July 2016-June 2017).
Lesbian women are less likely than their heterosexual counterparts to obtain a regular Pap smear, according to new research.
To compare Tzanck smear with viral serology in terms of concurrence of results in patients with varicella.
Objective: To compare the mean C - reactive protein levels in clinically diagnosed adult patients with smear positive and smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis.
Objective: To study the ratio of false negativity in sputum samples in diagnostic smears received for acid fast bacilli smear microscopy.
Detection of Mycobacterium leprae by Wade's slit and scrape (1-4) skin smear re-examination was an important diagnostic tool in the multidrug therapy programme in leprosy.
2] approaches were stained by ZN staining and reverse ZN (RZN) staining techniques with hypothesis that there is no change in smear positivity with RZN staining technique.
IN the week of the campaign to prevent cervical cancer, especially targeting women aged between 25-64, men have a lead role to play in making sure that their wives, partners and sisters attend and keep all appointments for smear tests.
3) Currently, the follow-ups are performed at the end of months 2, 4, and 6 via sputum smear study looking for acid-fast bacilli (AFB).
There have been several strategies used to address this health concern, including pap smear screening and visual inspection with ascetic acid.