citologia

English translation: cytology

20:57 Dec 4, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Medical
Spanish term or phrase: citologia
Bajo "Revisiones ginecologicas":
En servicios concertados tendran derecho a una consulta y una citologia al año"

citologia = Pap smear?
Peter Wright
Local time: 21:19
English translation:cytology
Explanation:
Cytology, or the study of cells. They probably mean a cytology exam, which would study the cells to make sure none of them are cancerous or show precancerous changes. It probably does refer to the pap smear (Papanicolau), but could include other things, so I would stick to cytology exam rather than making it more specific.

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naPap smear
Jaime Pedraza
naPap smear
Barbara Thomas
nacytology
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cytology


Explanation:
Cytology, or the study of cells. They probably mean a cytology exam, which would study the cells to make sure none of them are cancerous or show precancerous changes. It probably does refer to the pap smear (Papanicolau), but could include other things, so I would stick to cytology exam rather than making it more specific.

Joan

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6 hrs
Pap smear


Explanation:
We use "citología" to refer to the Pap smear but, for the sake of accuracy you might prefer to say "cytological studies (Pap smear)"

Barbara Thomas
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7 hrs
Pap smear


Explanation:
If referred to gyecology, more specifically to the screening of the cervix for cancer, the usual term in all medical literature is PAP smear, coming from Papanicolaou, the scientist who described the method.
If referred to other regions of the body the technique can be called cytology or cytological exam.


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Jaime Pedraza
Colombia
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