Clinical thermometer

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A clinical thermometer is a thermometer used to measure body temperature. Most old ones use mercury. It is accurate and sensitive, because it has a narrow place where the liquid rises very fast.

These thermometers are used in clinics by doctors, so they are also called a doctor's thermometers or medical thermometers. Most of them show both Celsius scale and Fahrenheit temperature scales. The scale runs from 35 degree Celsius to 42 degree Celsius.

Medical thermometers are cleaned before and after each use, with alcohol.