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Medical thermometers are used to measure body temperature as a method to assess a person’s health and well-being. Medical thermometers can be used to measure temperature via the following routes: oral or sublingual (under the tongue), axillary (armpit), rectal, tympanic (ear) or temporal (forehead). Some thermometers can be worn on the body for continuous monitoring. Medical thermometers can be either electronic or non-electronic devices. Non-electronic devices include mercury thermometers, and color-changing disposable thermometers.
An electronic, digital thermometer is a device that measures the body temperature of a person using a transducer coupled with an electronic signal amplification, conditioning, and display unit. The transducer may be in a detachable probe with or without a disposable cover.
Electronic, digital thermometers include contact and non-contact devices. Non-contact devices include non-contact infrared thermometers (NCIT). An NCIT is a type of electronic, digital thermometer that uses infrared technology to measure a person's thermal radiation without the need for any physical contact.
Examples of electronic, digital contact thermometers
Examples of non-contact infrared thermometers (NCIT)
A mercury thermometer is a device used to measure oral, rectal, or axillary (armpit) body temperature using the thermal expansion of mercury.
Examples of mercury thermometers
A disposable or color changing thermometer is a disposable device used to measure a person's oral, rectal, or axillary (armpit) body temperature. The device records body temperature by use of heat sensitive chemicals which are sealed at the end of a plastic or metal strip. Body heat causes a stable color change in the heat sensitive chemicals.
Examples of disposable and color changing thermometers
Amazon requires that all medical thermometers have been tested to and comply with the specific regulation or standard requirements listed below:
|Electronic, digital thermometers (contact and non-contact devices)||
|Disposable and color changing thermometers|
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