electronic thermometer


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electronic thermometer

[i‚lek′trän·ik thər′mäm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A thermometer in which a sensor, usually a thermistor, is placed on or near the object being measured.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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While oral digital electronic thermometers do not have the same accuracy and precision as core measurements, they are used when invasive temperature measurements are not available.
Temperatures from axillary electronic thermometers were compared to core temperatures in 15 total samples (see Figure 4).
Temperatures ([+ or -]0.1 C) of the two coolwater tributaries (Sentinel Creek and the Little Firehole River), the Firehole River at three locations (upper, middle and lower), and Iron Spring Creek [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED] were recorded hourly by electronic thermometers during most of this time except 1994.
A comparison of rectal and axillary temperatures by electronic thermometer measurements in preschool children.
The purpose of this study was to determine the level of agreement between the oral nondisposable electronic thermometer (reference standard device) and two test thermometers (digital disposable oral thermometer and temporal artery thermometer) in acutely ill patients.
Oral temperature was obtained according to manufacturer's directions with an electronic thermometer (SureTemp[R] Plus Model 690, WelchAllyn, San Diego, CA).
Neonatal axillary temperature measurements: A comparison of electronic thermometer predictive and monitor modes.
A method-comparison study design was used to determine the level of agreement between temporal artery temperatures and noninvasive reference temperatures obtained with an oral electronic thermometer. Temporal artery and oral electronic temperatures were measured in each subject once during a time when therapeutic temperature measurement was required.
The purpose of this study was: (a) to determine the relationship between RT measured by an electronic thermometer and ear-based temperatures measured by an ITT in children under the age of 6 years; and (b) to determine the accuracy of tympanic thermometry in detecting the presence or absence of fever in children less than 6 years of age.
To measure the accuracy of axillary temperatures and forehead strips, 100 pediatric patients had their temperatures taken in a number of ways: axillary with both electronic and glass thermometers, rectally with an electronic thermometer, and with a forehead strip.
Differences of 2[degrees]F or more between the oral electronic thermometer and the test thermometer were noted for 18% (n = 15), 2% (n = 2), and 6% (n = 5) with the tympanic, disposable oral, and temporal artery devices respectively.
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