nursing suffixes

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nursing suffixes
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2011-09-18 20:09:51
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prefixes and suffixes: suffixes as found in Saunders Student Nurse Planner 2011-2012
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  1. -ac; -al; -ic
    pertaining to
  2. -algia
    painful condition, pain
  3. -cele
    hernia, swelling, sac
  4. -centesis
    puncture of a cavity
  5. -cyte
    cell
  6. -desis
    fusion, binding, fixation
  7. -ectasis
    expansion, dilation
  8. -ectomy
    excision, removal of a body part
  9. -genic
    origin, formation
  10. -gram
    the record made, mark
  11. -graph
    instrument for recording, machine
  12. -graphy
    the process, process of recording
  13. -ia
    condition
  14. -iasis
    morbid condition
  15. -ist
    one who specializes in
  16. -itis
    inflammation
  17. -logy
    process of study
  18. -lysis
    dissolution, setting free
  19. -malacia
    softening, soft
  20. -megaly
    enlargement
  21. -oid
    form, shape
  22. -ology
    study or science of
  23. -oma
    tumor
  24. -opsy
    viewing
  25. -osis
    condition, disease
  26. -pathy
    disease, suffering
  27. -penia
    deficiency, lack of, decrease
  28. -pexy
    fixation
  29. -plasty
    mold, shape, repair
  30. -ptosis
    downward displacement, falling
  31. -rrhea
    flow, discharge
  32. -scope
    instrument to visually examine
  33. -scopy
    process of examining
  34. -sis
    state of, condition
  35. -spasm
    involuntary spasm
  36. -stasis
    control, constant level
  37. -stomy
    creation of an opening
  38. -therapy
    treatment
  39. -tome
    instrument for cutting
  40. -tomy
    process of cutting
  41. -trophy
    nourishment

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