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medicinal leech

John Lackie

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199549351
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727948
medicinal leech

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The freshwater leech Hirudo medicinalis, formerly used for bloodletting. The simplicity of the nervous system and the relatively large

Reference Entry.  37 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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