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- T = Celsius
Convert to Celsius (centigrade)
- T = Fahrenheit
1. Convert 37°C to Fahrenheit.
The answer is 98.6°F.
2. Convert 98.6°F to Celsius.
The answer is 37°C
- Core temperature
- The temperature of the deep tissues of the body—the “core” of the body—remains almost exactly constant, within ±1°F (±0.6°C), day in and day out except when a person febrile illness.
- Normal core temperature
- The average normal core temperature is generally considered to be between 98.0° and 98.6°F when measured orally and about 1°F higher when measured rectally.
- Occurs between 105—108°F. Circulatory shock, cell destruction and organ failure are followed by death.
- Occurs between 94—77°F. Once the core temperature falls below 85°F temperature regulation is lost. Death by cardiac arrest or ventricular fibrillation occurs once body temperature falls to 77°F.
Temperature Assessment Sites
- Pulmonary artery (most accurate)
- Forehead (least accurate)
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