medicinal leech


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Related to medicinal leech: Hirudo medicinalis
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Synonyms for medicinal leech

large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodletting

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88) for leeches sold by Leeches USA, a medicinal leech supplier based in Westbury, New York.
veronii strain isolated from the medicinal leech, was cultivated in lysogeny broth, LB, at 30 [degrees]C at 200 rpm (Sambrook and Russell, 2001); Aliquots of cells representing different phases of growth were collected and flash-frozen in liquid nitrogen.
Brown hare, adder, linnet, reed bunting, snipe, great-crested grebe, little grebe, bullfinch, song thrush, barn owl, medicinal leech, dwarf stonewort, lesser bearded stonewort, bluebell, pipistrelle bat and noctua bat.
has reinstated the medicinal leech by clearing its use as a "medical device.
The medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) is used to manage venous congestion following certain reconstructive and microsurgical procedures, such as digital replantation where sufficient arterial inflow exists (Leeches U.
Although these blood-sucking parasites are no longer used as a cure-all, the medicinal leech now plays a key role in UK burns units and reconstructive specialist hospitals.
A visit to Edinburgh Zoo is a great way to introduce kids to the beauty of nature, and this year you can find out how you can help save Scottish Wildlife, including six of our most threatened species - the red squirrel, capercaillie, basking shark, natterjack toad, chough and medicinal leech.
have found that nitric oxide synthase (NOS) is activated when parts of the nerve cell are damaged in the medicinal leech.
Examples include a mussel, a medicinal leech, a damselfly, a giant earthworm, a butterfly, and a giant clam.
Refludan is a recombinant or genetically engineered hirudin, a naturally occurring substance secreted by the medicinal leech, long valued for its anti-clotting ability.
But, like the medicinal leech, we might also be doing some occasional good to our patients, even if inadvertently.
The brown hare, red squirrel, grey partridge, great-crested newt, medicinal leech, wild asparagus and fen orchid are just some of the better known species on the list.
Newborough is home to many rare species such as dune heleborine, early sand grass great crested newts, and medicinal leech.