Anatomy Suffixes

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Anatomy Suffixes
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  1. -algia
    pain (neuralgia, gastralgia)
  2. -cele
    hernia, protrusion (gastrocele--hernia of stomach)
  3. -centesis
    puncture (paracentesis--puncture of a cavity)
  4. -dynia
    pain (anodyne--relieves pain)
  5. -ectasis
    expansion, dilation (bronchiectasis--abnormal dilation of a bronchus)
  6. -ectomy
    to remove (hysterectomy)
  7. -emia
    of the blood (hyperglycemia, septicemia--infection of the blood)
  8. -genesis
    production (thrombogenesis)
  9. -genic
    referring to origin (neurogenic, osteogenic)
  10. -iasis
    condition of (cholelithiasis--presence of stones in gallbladder)
  11. -itis
    inflammation (endocarditis--of the endocardium)
  12. -ium
    a membrane (endocardium)
  13. -logy
    study (of) (histology, cardiology)
  14. -lysis
    breaking down (hemolysis, autolysis)
  15. -megaly
    enlargement (splenomegaly)
  16. -oid
    -like (lipoid--fat-like)
  17. -oma
    tumor (adenoma--glandular tumor)
  18. -osis
    disease (dermatosis--any skin condition)
  19. -ostomy
    an opening (colostomy)
  20. -otomy
    incision into (thoracotomy)
  21. -pathy
    disease (retinopathy---of the retina)
  22. -penia
    deficiency (leukopenia, neutropenia)
  23. -pexy
    to fix (in place) (nephropexy--kidney)
  24. -plegia
    paralysis (cycloplegia, paraplegia)
  25. -rrhagia
    bleeding (hemorrhage)
  26. -scopy
    examination (bronchoscopy)
  27. -spasm
    contraction (enterospasm)
  28. -stasis
    stop, stand still (hemostatic)
  29. -uria
    of the urine (glycosuria, polyuria)

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