Chapter 2

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  1. emesis
    vomiting
  2. -dynia
    pain
  3. -logy
    study of
  4. -centesis
    surgical puncture
  5. hemat/o
    blood
  6. arthr/o
    joint
  7. encephal/o
    brain
  8. -clasis
    to break; surgical fracture
  9. -desis
    binding, fixation (of a bone or joint)
  10. -ectomy
    excision, removal
  11. -lysis
    separation; destruction; loosening
  12. -pexy
    fixation (of a organ)
  13. -plasty
    surgical repair
  14. -rrhaphy
    suture
  15. -stomy
    forming an opening (mouth)
  16. -tome
    instrument to cut
  17. -tomy
    incision
  18. -tripsy
    crushing
  19. -gram
    record, writing
  20. -graph
    instrument for recording
  21. -graphy
    process of recording
  22. -meter
    instrument for measuring
  23. -metry
    act of measuring
  24. -scope
    instrument for examining
  25. -scopy
    visual examination
  26. -algia
    pain
  27. -cele
    hernia, swelling
  28. -ectasis
    dilation, expansion
  29. -edema
    swelling
  30. -emia
    blood condition
  31. -gen
    forming, producing, origin
  32. -genesis
    forming, producing, origin
  33. -iasis
    abnormal condition (produced by something specific)
  34. -lith
    stone, calculus
  35. -malacia
    softening
  36. -osis
    abnormal condition; increase (used primarily with bood cells)
  37. -pathy
    disease
  38. -penia
    decrease, deficiency
  39. -phagia
    eating, swallowing
  40. -phasia
    speech
  41. -phobia
    speech
  42. -plasia
    formation, growth
  43. -plasm
    formation, growth
  44. -plegia
    paralysis
  45. -ptosis
    prolapse, downward displacement
  46. -rrhage
    bursting forth (of)
  47. -rrhagia
    bursting forth (of)
  48. -rrhea
    discharge, flow
  49. -rrhexis
    rupture
  50. -sclerosis
    abnormal condition of hardening
  51. -spasm
    involuntary contraction, twitching
  52. -stenosis
    narrowing, stricture
  53. -toxic
    poison
  54. -trophy
    nourishment, development
  55. -ac,-al,-ar
    pertaining to
  56. -ary, -eal, -ic, -ical, -ile, -ior, -ous, -tic
    pertaining to
  57. -esis, -ia, -ism
    condition
  58. -iatry
    medicine; treatment
  59. -ician, -ist
    specialist
  60. -y
    condition, process
  61. -icle, -ole, -ule
    small, minute

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