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Descriptor English: Leeches
Descriptor Spanish: Sanguijuelas
Descriptor Portuguese: Sanguessugas
Descriptor French: Sangsues
Entry term(s): Hirudinea
Hirudineas
Leeche
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.091.426
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007865
Scope note: Annelids of the class Hirudinea. Some species, the bloodsuckers, may become temporarily parasitic upon animals, including man. Medicinal leeches (HIRUDO MEDICINALIS) have been used therapeutically for drawing blood since ancient times.
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Leeching MeSH
DeCS ID: 8043
Unique ID: D007865
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Leeches - Preferred
Concept UI M0012280
Scope note Annelids of the class Hirudinea. Some species, the bloodsuckers, may become temporarily parasitic upon animals, including man. Medicinal leeches (HIRUDO MEDICINALIS) have been used therapeutically for drawing blood since ancient times.
Preferred term Leeches
Entry term(s) Hirudinea
Hirudineas
Leeche



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