Medical Word Building-Suffixes (Ou-Ph)

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Medical Word Building-Suffixes (Ou-Ph)
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2013-11-02 17:00:55
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Medical Suffixes Ou thru Ph
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Medical Suffixes Ou thru Ph
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  1. Suffix: -ous
    Meaning: pertaining to/characterized by

    Example: mucous
  2. Suffix: -pathy
    Meaning: disease or abnormality

    Example: ademopathy
  3. Suffix: -penia
    Meaning: deficiency

    Example: osteopenia
  4. Suffix: -pexy
    Meaning: surgical fixation

    Example: cystopexy
  5. Suffix: -phagia/-gic/-gy
    Meaning: eating/swallowing

    Example: dysphagia

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