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Temperature HS1

temperature the balance between heat loss and heat produce by the body
oral temperatures taking in the mouth
rectal temperatures taking in the rectum
axillary temperatures taking in the armpit
aural temperature taking in the ear
average oral temperature 98.6
average rectal temperature 99.6
average axillary temperature 97.6
normal oral range of temperature 97.6-99.6
normal rectal range of temperature 98.6-100.6
normal axillary range of temperature 96.6-98.6
causes of increased body temperature exercise, illness, infection, excitemnet, high temperature in the enviroment
causes of decreased body temperature starvation, sleep, decresed muscle activity, mouth breathing, exposure to cold temperatures in the enviroment, and certain diseases
hypothermia a low body temperature below 95
fever an elevted body temperature usually above 101
pyrexia another term for fever
hyperthermia a condition that occurs when the body temperature exceeds 104
clinical themometers may be used to record temperatures. slender glass tube containing mercury or alcohol with red dye which expands when exposed to heat
rectal themometer has a short stubby rounded bulb and may be marked with a red tip
what happens if a clinical themometer breaks the mercury can evaporate and create a toxic vapor that can harm both humans and the enviroment
electronic themometers registers temperature on a viewer in a few seconds. can be used to take all temperatures
tympanic themometers specialized electronic themometers that record the aural temperature of the ear
plastic or paper themometers contain special chemical dots or strips that can change color when exposed to different temperatures
Created by: taylorbaileya



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