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Descriptor English: Leeching
Descriptor Spanish: Aplicación de Sanguijuelas
Descriptor Portuguese: Aplicação de Sanguessugas
Descriptor French: Hirudothérapie
Entry term(s): Leech Therapy
Tree number(s): E02.596
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D024763
Scope note: The application of LEECHES to the body to draw blood for therapeutic purposes. Such medicinal leeching, an ancient medical practice, is still being used in microsurgery and the treatment of venous congestion or occlusion.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Bloodletting (1965-2001)
Leeches (1965-2001)
Public MeSH Note: 2002
History Note: 2002
Related: Bloodletting MeSH
Hirudin Therapy MeSH
Leeches MeSH
DeCS ID: 36289
Unique ID: D024763
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Leeching - Preferred
Concept UI M0371790
Scope note The application of LEECHES to the body to draw blood for therapeutic purposes. Such medicinal leeching, an ancient medical practice, is still being used in microsurgery and the treatment of venous congestion or occlusion.
Preferred term Leeching
Entry term(s) Leech Therapy



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