clinical thermometer


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clinical thermometer

n.
A thermometer used to measure body temperature, especially a small glass thermometer designed with a narrowing above the bulb so that the mercury column stays in position when the instrument is removed from the body.

clinical thermometer

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

clin′ical thermom′eter


n.
a small thermometer used to measure body temperature.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.clinical thermometer - a mercury thermometer designed to measure the temperature of the human bodyclinical thermometer - a mercury thermometer designed to measure the temperature of the human body; graduated to cover a range a few degrees on either side of the normal body temperature
mercury thermometer, mercury-in-glass thermometer - thermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit; mercury expands with a rise in temperature causing a thin thread of mercury to rise in the tube
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clinical thermometer

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These are said to be accurate when they give different results for very slightly different stimuli.* A clinical thermometer is accurate when it enables us to detect very slight differences in the temperature of the blood.
Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England's medical director who presented the awards, said: "Britain has a proud history of discovery and innovation from the smallpox vaccine, to antibiotics, to the discovery and sequencing of DNA; from the clinical thermometer, to the ECG to MRI scanners.
AdvaCare also offers four different choices of thermometers: mercury free clinical thermometer, children's thermometer, baby thermometer and oral thermometer.
"Touch" is a whole new clinical thermometer. The concept comes from a mother touching her child's forehead to find out if he or she has a fever.
In 1866 Sir Thomas Clifford Allbut introduced the first short clinical thermometer. The thermometer was an innovative and welcome change from the 30 cm long instrument that required 20 minutes to register a patient's temperature (U Learn Today, 2001).

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