clinical thermometer


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clinical thermometer

a finely calibrated thermometer for determining the temperature of the body, usually placed under the tongue, in the armpit, or in the rectum

clinical thermometer

[′klin·ə·kəl thər′mäm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A thermometer used to accurately determine the temperature of the human body; the most common type is a mercury-in-glass thermometer, in which the mercury expands from a bulb into a capillary tube past a constriction that prevents the mercury from receding back into the bulb, so that the thermometer registers the maximum temperature attained.
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Products for patient care were shared among neonates; in particular, no protective covering was used for clinical thermometers.
Terumo jumped 54 yen to 1,999 yen after a news report that the medical equipment maker has received orders for clinical thermometers worth some $500,000 from Singapore, around five times the amount it sold there all of last year, thanks to SARS.
Tempa-DOT[R] single-use clinical thermometers, the same ones used on the NASA space shuttles, are available from the PyMaH Corp.
Terumo jumped 80 yen to 2,025 yen after a news report that the medical equipment maker has received orders for clinical thermometers worth some $500,000 from Singapore, around five times the amount it sold there all of last year, due to SARS.

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