blood flow y'know. If the surgeon clamps a couple on after a microsurgical finger re-attachment, then these secrations keep the blood circulating in the area and promote healing. Very retro, not to say medieval, but they are in some circumstances the best tool in the box.
- What about The Mother in the title?
- Where do you suppose the eggs come from which hatch into larvae and debride the mess?
- Do you always answer a question with a question?