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Papanicolaou stain

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Papanicolaou stain (also Papanicolaou's stain and Pap stain) is a multichromatic staining cytological technique developed by George Papanikolaou, the father of cytopathology. [1]

47 relations: American Society for Clinical Pathology, Bismarck brown Y, Body fluid, Cell biology, Cell nucleus, Cerebrospinal fluid, Cervical cancer, Chromatin, Cilium, Counterstain, Cyto-Stain, Cytopathology, Cytoplasm, Dye, Eosin Y, Epithelium, Ethanol, Fast Green FCF, Fine-needle aspiration, Fixation (histology), Formaldehyde, Georgios Papanikolaou, Glycogen, Gynaecology, H&E stain, Haematoxylin, Keratin, Lesion, Light Green SF, Lymphoma, Mordant, Nucleolus, Orange G, Pap test, Phosphotungstic acid, Pleural cavity, Precipitation (chemistry), Red blood cell, Saline (medicine), Screening (medicine), Semen, Sputum, Squamous cell carcinoma, Staining, Synovial fluid, Urine, Wright's stain.

American Society for Clinical Pathology

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is a professional association based in Chicago, Illinois encompassing 130,000 pathologists and laboratory professionals.

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Bismarck brown Y

Bismarck brown Y is a diazo dye with the idealized formula 2C6H4.

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Body fluid

Body fluid, bodily fluids, or biofluids are liquids within the bodies of living people.

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Cell biology

Cell biology (also called cytology, from the Greek κυτος, kytos, "vessel") is a branch of biology that studies the structure and function of the cell, the basic unit of life.

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Cell nucleus

In cell biology, the nucleus (pl. nuclei; from Latin nucleus or nuculeus, meaning kernel or seed) is a membrane-enclosed organelle found in eukaryotic cells.

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Cerebrospinal fluid

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colorless body fluid found in the brain and spinal cord.

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Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is a cancer arising from the cervix.

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Chromatin is a complex of macromolecules found in cells, consisting of DNA, protein, and RNA.

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A cilium (the plural is cilia) is an organelle found in eukaryotic cells.

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A counterstain is a stain with colour contrasting to the principal stain, making the stained structure easily visible using a microscope.

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Cyto-Stain, or CytoStain, is commercially available mix of staining dyes for polychromatic staining in histology.

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Cytopathology (from Greek κύτος, kytos, "a hollow"; πάθος, pathos, "fate, harm"; and -λογία, -logia) is a branch of pathology that studies and diagnoses diseases on the cellular level.

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In cell biology, the cytoplasm is the material within a living cell, excluding the cell nucleus.

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A dye is a colored substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is being applied.

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Eosin Y

Eosin Y is a form of eosin.

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Epithelium is one of the four basic types of animal tissue, along with connective tissue, muscle tissue and nervous tissue.

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Ethanol, also called alcohol, ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol, and drinking alcohol, is a chemical compound, a simple alcohol with the chemical formula.

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Fast Green FCF

Fast Green FCF, also called Food green 3, FD&C Green No.

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Fine-needle aspiration

Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is a diagnostic procedure used to investigate lumps or masses.

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Fixation (histology)

In the fields of histology, pathology, and cell biology, fixation is the preservation of biological tissues from decay due to autolysis or putrefaction.

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Georgios Papanikolaou

Georgios Nikolaou Papanikolaou (or George Papanicolaou; Γεώργιος Ν. Παπανικολάου; 13 May 1883 – 19 February 1962) was a Greek pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection, and inventor of the "Pap smear".

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Glycogen is a multibranched polysaccharide of glucose that serves as a form of energy storage in humans, animals, fungi, and bacteria.

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Gynaecology or gynecology (see spelling differences) is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus, and ovaries) and the breasts.

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H&E stain

Hematoxylin and eosin stain or haematoxylin and eosin stain (H&E stain or HE stain) is one of the principal stains in histology.

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Haematoxylin or hematoxylin, also called natural black 1 or C.I. 75290, is a compound extracted from the heartwood of the logwood tree (Haematoxylum campechianum).

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Keratin is one of a family of fibrous structural proteins.

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A lesion is any abnormal damage or change in the tissue of an organism, usually caused by disease or trauma.

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Light Green SF

Light Green SF (C.I. 42095) is a green triarylmethane dye.

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Lymphoma is a group of blood cancers that develop from lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell).

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A mordant or dye fixative is a substance used to set (i.e. bind) dyes on fabrics by forming a coordination complex with the dye, which then attaches to the fabric (or tissue).

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The nucleolus (plural nucleoli) is the largest structure in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells.

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Orange G

Orange G or orange gelb is a synthetic azo dye used in histology in many staining formulations.

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Pap test

The Papanicolaou test (abbreviated as Pap test, also known as Pap smear, cervical smear, or smear test) is a method of cervical screening used to detect potentially pre-cancerous and cancerous processes in the cervix (opening of the uterus or womb).

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Phosphotungstic acid

Phosphotungstic acid (PTA), tungstophosphoric acid (TPA), is a heteropoly acid with the chemical formula 31240.

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Pleural cavity

The pleural cavity is the thin fluid-filled space between the two pulmonary pleurae (known as visceral and parietal) of each lung.

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Precipitation (chemistry)

Precipitation is the creation of a solid from a solution.

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Red blood cell

Red blood cells-- also known as RBCs, red cells, red blood corpuscles, haematids, erythroid cells or erythrocytes (from Greek erythros for "red" and kytos for "hollow vessel", with -cyte translated as "cell" in modern usage), are the most common type of blood cell and the vertebrate's principal means of delivering oxygen (O2) to the body tissues—via blood flow through the circulatory system.

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Saline (medicine)

Saline, also known as saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine.

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Screening (medicine)

Screening, in medicine, is a strategy used in a population to identify the possible presence of an as-yet-undiagnosed disease in individuals without signs or symptoms.

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Semen, also known as seminal fluid, is an organic fluid that may contain spermatozoa.

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Sputum is mucus and is the name used for the coughed-up material (phlegm) from the lower airways (trachea and bronchi).

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Squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinomas, also known as epidermoid carcinoma are a number of different types of cancer that result from squamous cells.

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Staining is an auxiliary technique used in microscopy to enhance contrast in the microscopic image.

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Synovial fluid

Synovial fluid, also called synovia,help 1 is a viscous, non-Newtonian fluid found in the cavities of synovial joints.

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Urine is a liquid by-product of metabolism in humans and in many animals.

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Wright's stain

Wright's stain is a histologic stain that facilitates the differentiation of blood cell types.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papanicolaou_stain

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