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Description:This is a high-tech electronic thermometer, which reveals its reading on a hand-held liquid crystal digital display. The metallic probe may be placed under the tongue, which will give you an oral temperature, in the armpit, revealing an axillary temperature, or in the rectum, revealing the rectal temperature.
When using an orally-administered thermometer, under normal circumstances, human body temperature should read 36.8 ± 0.7°C, or 98.2 ± 1.3°F. The consistency of ones body temperature is truly an amazing phenomenon, especially when taking into consideration all the physiologic processes simultaneously taking place at any given moment. Therefore, an abnormality in this reading does not necessarily mean that there is a pathologic process taking place, but should call for further investigation in order to rule out any potential, or ongoing problems.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
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