Medical Terminology

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lmverges
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Medical Terminology
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2012-04-02 17:50:24
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  1. -cele
    protrusion / hernia
  2. -centesis
    surgical puncture
  3. -cyte
    cell
  4. -dynia, -algia
    pain
  5. -ectomy
    surgical removal
  6. -edema
    excessive fluid in intracellular tissue (swelling)
  7. -emesis
    vomiting
  8. -emia
    blood
  9. -itis
    inflammation
  10. -lysis
    disintegration
  11. -malacia
    softening
  12. -megaly
    enlargement
  13. -oma
    tumor
  14. -opsy
    visual examination
  15. -pathy
    disease
  16. -penia
    reduction of size / quantity
  17. -plasty
    surgical repair
  18. -pnea
    breath, respiration
  19. -poiesis
    producing
  20. -rrhage
    flowing forth
  21. -sclerosis
    hardness
  22. -scope
    device for viewing
  23. -spasm
    muscular contraction
  24. -stasis
    level, unchanging
  25. -stenosis
    narrowed, blocked
  26. -stomy
    permanent opening
  27. -tomy
    incision
  28. -tripsy
    crushing

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