1998 Edition, April 10, 1998
Standard Specification for Mercury-in-Glass, Maximum Self-Registering Clinical Thermometers
Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2009
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Description / Abstract:
This specification covers mercury-in-glass, reusable maximum
self-registering clinical thermometers of the types commonly used
for measuring body temperatures of humans and of animals.
Requirements are given for bulb and stem glasses, mercury,
legibility and permanency of markings, dimensions, temperature
scale ranges, and graduations, as well as for thermometer
stability, ease of resetting, retention of temperature indication,
and for accuracy of scale reading. Appropriate methods of testing
to determine compliance are provided. Also included is a glossary
of terms used in the standard and an appendix with additional
information on thermometer glasses and stability.