Hirudo


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Noun1.Hirudo - type genus of the family HirudinidaeHirudo - type genus of the family Hirudinidae
worm genus - a genus of worms
family Hirudinidae, Hirudinidae - a family of Hirudinea
Hirudo medicinalis, medicinal leech - large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodletting
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There are records of Hr molecules involved in other functions besides oxygen loading, such as in the storage of iron atoms, detoxification of heavy metals, and innate immunity pathways of some species of annelids (e.g., Theromyzon tessulatum, Hirudo medicinalis, and Neanthes diversicolor; Baert et al., 1992; Demuynck et al., 1993; Vergote et aL, 2004; reviewed by Coates and Decker, 2017).
Biopharm breeds Hirudo verbana and Hirudo medicinalis, both known as medicinal leeches.
Torre, "Spontaneous electrical activity and behavior in the leech Hirudo medicinalis," Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, vol.
Hirudo Medicinalis, the medical leeches working through sucking the congested replanted finger as well as inducing bleeding through secretion of hirudin which was first extracted in 1957 by Markwardt and a protease inhibitor found in Hirudo medicinalis salivary glands, is a potent inhibitor of thrombin [29].
Only one, Hirudo medicinalis, has been (and still is) in medical use.
This 64-aar peptide, which is produced in the salivary glands of the medical leech Hirudo medicinalis, possesses an extremely high inhibiting capacity ([K.sub.i] = [10.sup.-14]) and specificity towards thrombin (29).
It is a product consisting of eight ingredients including Radix Ginseng Rubra , Herba Epimedii Brevicornus , Fructus Psoraleae , Fructus Lycii , Herba Ephedrae Sinicae , Asarum Heterotropoides , Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae , and Hirudo .
But by collecting them, workers caused the number of our only bloodsucking leeches, Hirudo medicinalis, to plunge by 1900.
Rinaldi et al., "The multifunctional role of fibroblasts during wound healing in Hirudo medicinalis (Annelida, Hirudinea)," Biology of the Cell, vol.
The effects of feeding regime on the growth and reproduction of the medicinal leech Hirudo medicinalis.
The material is extracted from Hirudo leeches and also contains Pheretima (defined below).