Med Terminology

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Med Terminology
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2011-09-14 20:00:36
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  1. -ectomy
    • removal
    • append/ectomy (appendix)
  2. -centesis
    • puncture
    • arthr/o/centisi
  3. -stomy
    • forming an opening
    • col/o/stomy
  4. -tome
    • instrument to cut
    • phleb/o/tomy
  5. -tomy
    incision, cut into
  6. -desis
    binding, fixation (of a bone or joint)
  7. -pexy
    suspension, fixation (of an organ)
  8. -rrhaphy
    suture
  9. -plasty
    surgical repair
  10. -clasis
    break, fracture
  11. -lysis
    separation, destruction, loosening
  12. -tripsy
    crushing
  13. -algia
    pain
  14. -dynia
    pain
  15. -cele
    hernia, swelling
  16. -ectasis
    dilation, expansion
  17. -emesis
    vomiting
  18. -emia
    blood condition
  19. -gen
    forming, producing, origin
  20. -genesis
    forming, producing, origin
  21. -gram
    record, a writing
  22. -graph
    instrument for recording
  23. -graphy
    process of recording
  24. -iasis
    abnormal condition
  25. -itis
    inflammation
  26. -lith
    stone, calculus
  27. -logist
    specialist in the study of
  28. -logy
    study
  29. -malacia
    softening
  30. -megaly
    enlargement
  31. -meter
    instrument for measuring
  32. -oid
    resembling
  33. -oma
    tumor
  34. -osis
    abnormal condition, increase

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