What is arterial temperature?
Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature. Normally, how does arterial temperature compare to other methods of temperature? Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart. It is the best determinate of body temperature. Is it different when someone is sick? At times, you can expect larger differences from temperatures taken at other body sites. This is because of two main reasons: Temporal artery temperature changes faster than temperature taken rectally Temporal artery temperature is not affected by the things that cause oral and underarm temperatures to be misleading. For example, drinking, coughing, talking, or mouth breathing can easily affect oral temperature, and skin blood flow changes with a fever can easily affect axillary temperature. Why am I getting inconsistent results? You should normally be getting reproducible results, or results within a few tenths o