Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what are the Similarities and Difference between Laboratory and Clinical Thermometer. Comparison and Differences.

Similarities between the Laboratory Thermometer and the Clinical Thermometer

1. Both consist a long, narrow, uniform glass tube.
2. Both have a bulb at one end.
3. Both contain mercury in the bulb.
4. Both contain Celsius scale on the glass tube.


S.No. Laboratory Thermometer Clinical Thermometer
1 The temperature range is from – 10°C to 110°C. The temperature range is from 35°C to 42°C.
2 It is used to measure temperature for experiments performed in the laboratory. It is used to measure the temperature of the human body.
3 Usually, it does not have a kink. Has a kink which prevents the immediate backflow of mercury.
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