Medical Terminology

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Medical Terminology
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  1. ac
    • pertaining to
    • Ex: Cardiac
    • Ex: pertaining to the heart
  2. al
    • pertaining to
    • Ex: renal
    • Ex: pertaining to the kidney
  3. algia
    • pain
    • Ex: fibromyalgia
    • Ex: chronic pain and stiffness in muscles, joints, and fibrous tissue.
  4. cyte
    • cell
    • Ex: thrombocyte
    • Ex:blood or cell clot
  5. eal
    • pertaining to
    • Ex: esophageal
    • Ex: pertaing to the esophagus
  6. ectomy
    • excision, removal
    • Ex: hysterectomy
    • Ex: the removal or excision of the womb.
  7. emia
    • blood condition
    • Ex: leukemia
    • Ex: a condition of the white blood cells.
  8. gen
    • produced by or in
    • Ex: pathogen
    • Ex: produces a disease
  9. genic
    • pertaining to producing
    • Ex: carcinogenic
    • Ex: pertaining to producing cancer
  10. globin
    • protein
    • Ex: hemoglobin
    • Ex: protein of the blood.
  11. gram
    • record
    • Ex: myelogram
    • Ex: record of the spinal cord.
  12. iac
    • pertaining to
    • Ex: cardiac
    • Ex: pertaining to the heart
  13. ic
    • pertaining to
    • Ex: gastric
    • Ex: pertaining to the stomach
  14. ical
    • pertaining to
    • Ex: neurologic
    • Ex: the study of the nerve.
  15. ion
    • process of the removal
    • Ex: incision
    • Ex: incision into the process of removing
  16. ior
    • pertaining to
    • Ex: posterior
    • Ex: pertaining to the back
  17. ism
    • the process or a condition
    • Ex: hypothyroidism
    • Ex: the process or condition of the low activity of the thyroid gland.
  18. ist
    • specialist
    • Ex: oncologist
    • Ex: specialist study of cancer or tumor
  19. itis
    • inflamation
    • Ex: colitis
    • Ex: inflammation of the colon
  20. logy
    • the process of study (compund suffix)
    • Ex: psychology
    • Ex: the process of studying the mind
  21. oma
    • tumor, swelling, mass
    • Ex: hepatoma
    • Ex: a tumor, swelling or mass of the liver
  22. ospy
    • process of viewing
    • Ex: autopsy
    • Ex: the process of viewing a body postmortem.
  23. ose
    • pertaining to
    • Ex: diagnose
    • Ex: pertaining to the complete knowledge of a condition
  24. osis
    • abnormal condition
    • Ex: disagnosis
    • Ex: through or complete knowledge of an abnormal condition.
  25. pathy
    • disease condition
    • Ex: enteropathy
    • Ex: disease of the intestine
  26. plasm
    • formation
    • Ex: endoplasm
    • Ex: above or upon formation
  27. scope
    • instrument to visually examine
    • Ex: endoscope
    • Ex: instrument used to visually examine above or upon.
  28. scopy
    • the process of visually examining with an endoscope
    • Ex: endoscopy
    • Ex: the process of visually examining with an endoscope above or upon.
  29. sis
    • state of; condition
    • Ex: prognosis
    • Ex: forward knowledge of condition
  30. somes
    • bodies
    • Ex: chromosomes
    • Ex: bodies of color
  31. tomy
    • process of cutting incision
    • Ex: osteotomy
    • Ex: the process of cutting bone incision
  32. type
    • picture or classification
    • Ex: karyotype
    • Ex: classification or picture of the nucleus

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