Hirudo medicinalis

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Noun1.Hirudo medicinalis - large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodlettingHirudo medicinalis - large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodletting
bloodsucker, hirudinean, leech - carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
genus Hirudo, Hirudo - type genus of the family Hirudinidae
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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).
WHAT type of worm is Hirudo medicinalis? WHERE in the modern world was the country founded as Carthage by the Phoenicians?
Biopharm breeds Hirudo verbana and Hirudo medicinalis, both known as medicinal leeches.
Penile replantation using the leech Hirudo medicinalis. Urology 1996;48:953-6.
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).
But by collecting them, workers caused the number of our only bloodsucking leeches, Hirudo medicinalis, to plunge by 1900.
Hirudin, an antithrombotic substance produced by the salivary glands of the medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis), is the most potent and specific direct thrombin inhibitor (DTI) known [7].
According to the literature, in most cases the medicinal leech Hirudo medicinalis was used.