Basic Medical Terminology - Suffixes

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Basic Medical Terminology - Suffixes
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  1. -as, -as, -ar, ary, -ic, -tic, -ous
    pertaining to
  2. -algia
    pain
  3. -ase
    enzyme
  4. -centesis
    surgical puncture to remove a fluid
  5. -cyte
    cell
  6. -ectomy
    excision, surgical removal
  7. -emia
    blood condition
  8. -gram
    recording, writing
  9. -ia
    state or condition
  10. -ism
    state of
  11. -ist
    one who specializes
  12. -ium
    structure, tissue
  13. -rhage
    bursting forth
  14. ologist
    specialist in the study of
  15. -lysis
    breakdown, destruction
  16. -megaly
    enlargement
  17. -meter
    instrument that measures or counts
  18. -ole
    small
  19. -osis
    condition
  20. -oxia
    oxygen level
  21. -penia
    deficiency
  22. -pnea
    breathing
  23. -poiesis
    formation
  24. -rrahage
    excess / abnormal flow
  25. -spasm
    twitch, involuntary muscle movement
  26. -stasis
    stopping, controlling, standing
  27. -otomy
    cutting, incision
  28. -ule
    small
  29. -ostomy
    surgical opening

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