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Leeching MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Leeching
Tree Number(s)
E02.596
Unique ID
D024763
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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.
Entry Term(s)
Leech Therapy
NLM Classification #
WB 381
Previous Indexing
Bloodletting (1965-2001)
Leeches (1965-2001)
See Also
Bloodletting
Hirudin Therapy
Leeches
Public MeSH Note
2002
History Note
2002
Date Established
2002/01/01
Date of Entry
2001/07/25
Revision Date
2005/06/30
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