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5 differences between clinical and laboratory thermometers.


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The five differences between a clinical and laboratory thermometer are:

Clinical thermometer

Laboratory thermometer

1. A clinical thermometer has a range between 35°C to 42°C.1. A laboratory thermometer has a range between -10°C to 110°C.
2. A clinical thermometer is used to measure the temperature of the human body.2. A laboratory thermometer is used to measure the temperature in a laboratory.
3. A clinical thermometer has a kink that prevents immediate backflow of mercury.3. A laboratory thermometer does not have a kink.
4. A clinical thermometer is a simple device that is used in homes, hospitals and clinics.4. A laboratory thermometer is a complex device that is used in laboratories.
5. In a clinical thermometer the use of mercury is always discouraged.5. In a laboratory thermometer the use of mercury is less dangerous.

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