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Leeches MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Leeches
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.500.091.426
Unique ID
D007865
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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.
Entry Term(s)
Hirudinea
Registry Number
txid55824
NLM Classification #
QX 451
See Also
Leeching
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Leeches Preferred
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