Medical Word Building-Suffixes (Sp-Tr)

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Medical Word Building-Suffixes (Sp-Tr)
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2013-11-02 17:36:04
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Medical Prefixes Sp thru Tr
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Medical Prefixes Sp thru Tr
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  1. Suffix:- spasm
    Meaning: twitching

    Example: bronchospasm
  2. Suffix: -stasis
    Meaning: stopping

    Example: hemostasis
  3. Suffix: -stomy
    Meaning: forming of an opening

    Example: tracheostomy
  4. Suffix: -tome
    Meaning: an instrument for cutting

    Example: osteotome
  5. Suffix: -tomy
    Meaning: incision (cutting into)

    Example: craniotomy
  6. Suffix: -tripsy
    Meaning: surgical crushing

    Example: lithotripsy
  7. Suffix: -trophic*/-trophy
    Meaning: nutrition

    Example: hypertrophy

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