tympanic temperature


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tympanic temperature

the body temperature as measured electronically at the tympanic membrane. See also tympanic membrane thermometer.

tympanic temperature

The temperature obtained by placing an electronic probe in the ear canal. Such a reading measures the temperature in the capillary bed of the tympanic membrane and is generally reflective of the core temperature.
See: ear thermometry; thermometer, tympanic
See also: temperature
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Subjects paused playing the game at the end of each level while the tympanic temperature was measured then subjects voted on sensation and comfort.
Tympanic temperature was measured at the end of each period and results were recorded on a data form.
Tympanic temperature and heart rate turned out to be extraordinarily sensitive to ambient temperature, so lack of any substantial effect of the drinks on these variables is unlikely to be due to problems with measurement.
The main objective of our study was to assess diagnostic accuracy of infrared thermometry for detecting patients with fever, defined as a tympanic temperature [greater than or equal to] 38.
20-24,26) Many of the early tympanic temperature studies were done with thermistors carefully placed on the tympanic membrane.
There was no statistically significant difference found in tympanic temperature when comparing toothdays to non-toothdays.
Trombley's letter to the editor regarding the research article "Accuracy of Tympanic Temperature Readings in Children Under Six Years of Age" (Lanham, Walker, Klocke, & Jennings, 1999).
The researcher applied a new probe cover to the thermometer and then measured and recorded the tympanic temperature from the participant's dominant side.
Several articles, however, suggest that the presence of otitis media and/or cerumen has no effect on tympanic temperature measurement (Brennan et al.
Reaction to tympanic temperature measurement in an ambulatory setting.
In the first chart, 95% of the time it is estimated that the patient's temperature when measured with a tympanic temperature will differ in the range of +0.
All patient care assistants were then required to revalidate competency in taking temperatures by attending an inservice and then demonstrating competency in taking a tympanic temperature on an adult, and what to do if an abnormal temperature (either above 99.