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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We attempted to determine the best threshold (definition of hyperthermia) by using cutaneous temperature to predict a tympanic temperature [greater than or equal to] 38[degrees]C (Figure 2, panel A).
Assessment of diagnostic performance of cutaneous temperature in predicting increased tympanic temperature * Predicted tympanic temperature, [degrees]C ([dagger]) [greater than or Characteristic equal to] 37.
20-24,26) Many of the early tympanic temperature studies were done with thermistors carefully placed on the tympanic membrane.
This introduced an algorithm programmed into the device that did not allow us to use raw data for tympanic temperature.
Deschamps A, Levy RD, Cosio MG, et al: Tympanic temperature should not be used to assess exercise induced hyperthermia.