medicinal leech

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Synonyms for medicinal leech

large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodletting

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The leech museum traces the use of the medicinal leech from the days of the barber-surgeon to modern times.
Biopharm breeds Hirudo verbana and Hirudo medicinalis, both known as medicinal leeches.
The saliva of the medicinal leech also contains proteinase inhibitors, such as bdellins [46], eglin, inhibitors of a-chymotrypsin, subtilisin, and the granulocytic neutral proteases-elastase and cathepsin G [47, 48], responsible for the anti-inflammatory effect of leeching.
In the 1980s, medicinal leech therapy got a big boost by plastic surgeons who used leeches to relieve venous congestion, especially in transplant surgery.
The CNS of medicinal leech is efficiently and functionally regenerated following lesions [14, 15].
We recently used RNA-seq to examine symbiont physiology within the digestive tract of the medicinal leech, Hirudo verbana (Bomar et al., 2011).
Prolonged bleeding from the bite of the Asian medicinal leech Hirudo nipponia.
This is true for the short and stubby medicinal leech as well as for leeches that are long and cylindrical.
Non-Associative learning and serotonin induce similar bi-directional changes in excitability of a neuron critical for learning in the medicinal leech. The Journal of Neuroscience.
As well as expanding public access to the reserve, NWWT hopes to continue reviving the fortunes of species such as bats, brown hare, medicinal leech and adders.
My pet leech Archie is a medicinal leech or Hirudo medicinalis and is part of my demos.
For instance, the North American medicinal leech has orange-and-black polka dots.
Surgeons have found that the medicinal leech, or Hirudo medicinalis, helps heal skin grafts and reattached fingers and ears.
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.S.A.
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.