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(Science: medicine) The act or process of letting blood or bleeding, as by opening a vein or artery, or by cupping or leeches; especially. Applied to venesection.

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Bright's Disease

... uncommon. Those with progressive kidney disease labeled as Bright's Disease usually did not respond to treatments, which might also include bloodletting, and the treatments above. Those unresponsive to treatment were simply unlucky to be born in a time when medical knowledge was minimal. ...

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by D_GILL911
Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:34 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why is Bright's disease difficult to treat?
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... by "bad" blood, and that by removing that blood the diseases could be cured. Two common treatments that were used to that effect were bloodletting (just cutting a person and letting them bleed for a while), and placing leeches on the patient. However, neither of these treatments were ...

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by Khaiy
Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: leeches
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