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Gallium thermometer without mercury
For adults and children from 3 years old.
With plastic case.
Includes a fever-lowering device.
It should be noted that mercury thermometers have practically disappeared from the market due to mercury toxicity. They were replaced by thermometers with a liquid column of galinstan, an alloy composed of gallium, tin and indium that expands in the thermometer tube by the action of heat.
What technical characteristics to consider when choosing a clinical thermometer?
When choosing a thermometer, there are several technical characteristics to consider, such as speed of reading, accuracy, or even the range and unit of measurement.
Ease and speed of use: some digital models have a very fast response time. In addition, they have a digital display where the results are displayed, allowing a simple and accurate reading. Infrared thermometers measure almost instantly.
Accuracy and reliability: the accuracy and reliability of the results depend on the measurement area and compliance with the instructions for use. Rectal temperature measurement remains the most reliable in terms of accuracy.
Versatility: some thermometers can be used to measure temperature in various areas of the body, namely models with interchangeable tips.
Measuring range: the measuring range of thermometers is generally between 35°C and 42°C and may vary slightly from one model to another.
Unit of measurement: thermometers indicate body temperature in degrees Celsius (°C) or degrees Fahrenheit (°F). In the United States, temperature is measured in Fahrenheit and in most other countries in Celsius.
Why are glass thermometers less and less used?
Glass thermometers can be used for rectal, oral and axillary temperature measurement. Considered for many years to be the best option for measuring body temperature, they are now much less used for several reasons.
Firstly, because it takes several minutes to measure the patient's temperature and also because it can be difficult to read the result on the graduated scale. Furthermore, as they are made of glass, they can break, making them impossible to use for oral temperature measurement in young children.
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