Hirudo medicinalis

Known as: Hirudo medicinali, medicinal leech, leech medicinal 
A species of European freshwater LEECHES used for BLOODLETTING in ancient times and also for LEECHING in modern times.
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2004
2004
1. We have investigated the organization of feeding behavior by the medicinal leech,Hirudo medicinalis L. Hungry leeches position… (More)
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2004
2004
1. The longitudinal and circular muscle fibers observed in cross sections of the hearts ofHirudo medicinalis are different… (More)
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2004
2004
The circulatory system of the leech Hirudo medicinalis was investigated by means of the latex method and in vivo experiments. For… (More)
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2004
2004
Gap junctions are intercellular channels that allow the passage of ions and small molecules between cells. In the nervous system… (More)
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1999
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1999
Hirudo medicinalis, the medicinal leech, is applied postoperatively in modern medicine. Infections by Aeromonas occur in up to 20… (More)
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1998
1998
A novel metallocarboxypeptidase inhibitor was isolated from the medical leech Hirudo medicinalis. Amino acid sequence analysis… (More)
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1986
1986
Experiments were performed to determine the role of acetylcholine (ACh) in neuromuscular transmission in the heart of the leech… (More)
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1986
1986
Cloned cDNAs have been isolated that encode a variant of hirudin, a potent thrombin inhibitor that is secreted by the salivary… (More)
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1982
Highly Cited
1982
The germinal plate of 5- to 12-day-old embryos of the leech Hirudo medicinalis consists of an anterior and a posterior sector… (More)
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1968
1968
The distribution of certain catecholamines and indoleamines in the ventral nerve cord and the body segments of the medical leech… (More)
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