Definition : Laboratory devices designed to stir liquids. These devices may consist of either an electrically driven rotating shaft (i.e., a motorized stirrer) or a magnetic spinning bar that is immersed in the liquid to be stirred (i.e., a magnetic stirrer). Laboratory stirrers are used in clinical laboratories to stir chemical solutions; magnetic stirrers are typically used for low- or medium-volume low-viscosity solutions, and motorized stirrers are used mainly for medium- and high-volume and/or high-viscosity solutions.
Entry Terms : "Stirrers"
UMDC code : 15651