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Hirudo medicinalis

"Hirudo medicinalis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A species of European freshwater LEECHES used for BLOODLETTING in ancient times and also for LEECHING in modern times.

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