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Rectal thermometry

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What is RECTAL THERMOMETRY? What does RECTAL THERMOMETRY mean? RECTAL THERMOMETRY meaning

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Rectal Thermometer

Rectal thermometry is taking a person's temperature by inserting a thermometer into the rectum via the anus. This is generally regarded as the most accurate means of temperature-taking, but some may consider it to be an invasive or humiliating procedure. Thus, it is often used sparingly and primarily on infants, children or adults for whom taking an oral temperature would risk injury or be inaccurate.
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