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State similarities and differences between the laboratory thermometer and the clinical thermometer.

 

Answer:

Similarities:

  1. Both clinical and laboratory thermometers have long, narrow, uniform glass tubes .
  2. The bulbs of both the thermometers have mercury in them.

Differences

Clinical thermometer

Laboratory thermometer

The temperature range of clinical thermometers is from 35°C to 42°C

The temperature range of clinical thermometers is from -10°C to 110°C

Clinical thermometer is used t o measure the temperature of a human body .

Laboratory thermometers cannot be used to measure the temperature of a human body .

It can be tilted while measuring temperature.

It should be held vertically while measuring temperature. It can not be tilted.

It is less accurate than a laboratory thermometer.

It is accurate even up to 0.1°C.

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