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Class Hirudinea

Leeches

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Haemopis sanguisuga

The horse leech

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Swimming

Method of locomotion when leech is in water

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Stepping

Method of locomotion when leech is on land

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Leech bite

Y-shaped skin incision

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Hirudin

64-amino acid peptide whose function is similar to antithrombokinase; it is the most powerful anticoagulant known

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Hirudiniasis

Invasion of the nose, mouth, pharynx, or larynx by leeches or attachment of leeches to the skin

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Hirudo medicinalis

The European medicinal leech

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Beneficial use of leeches

Reconstructive and microvascular surgery in both humans and animals

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Incentive for leech to release

Concentrated salt solution, strong vinegar, or touch with a lighted match or cigarette