Pap smear

Alternative Names

Papanicolaou test

Definition of Pap smear

A Pap smear is an examination under the microscope of cells scraped from the tip of the . The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens at the top of the vagina.

Review

David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. – 3/30/2010

Female reproductive anatomy
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Uterus
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