Suffixes, Nursing Terms

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Suffixes, Nursing Terms
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Common suffixes and examples of nursing terminology
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  1. -algia, -algesia
    pain

    eg: neur/algia, an/algesia
  2. -asthenia
    weakness

    eg: my/asthenia
  3. -cele
    tumor, swelling, hernia, sac

    eg: entero/cele
  4. -centesis
    puncture

    eg: thora/centesis
  5. -cide
    kill

    eg: germi/cide
  6. -cise
    cut

    eg: in/cise, ex/cise
  7. -ectomy
    surgical removal

    eg: prostat/ectomy
  8. -emesis
    vomiting

    eg: hemat/emesis
  9. -emia
    condition of the blood

    eg: leuk/emia
  10. -esthesia
    sensation

    eg: par/esthesia
  11. -gene, -genic
    production, origin

    eg: neuro/genic
  12. -gram
    record, written (x-ray)

    eg:myelo/gram
  13. -graph
    record, compared (machine)

    eg: electroencephalo/graph
  14. -graphy
    record process

    eg: ventriculo/graphy
  15. -iasis
    condition of

    eg: psor/iasis
  16. -itis
    inflammation of

    eg: appendec/itis
  17. -lepsy
    seizure, convulse

    eg: narco/lepsy
  18. -lysis
    loosen, dissolve

    eg: hemo/lysis
  19. -mania
    disordered mentation

    eg: klepto/mania
  20. -meter
    measure

    eg: thermo/meter
  21. -ology
    study of

    eg: bacteri/ology
  22. -oma
    tumor

    eg: carcin/oma
  23. -opia
    vision

    eg: dipl/opia
  24. -orrhaphy
    to repair a defect

    eg: herni/orrhaphy
  25. -oscopy
    look into, see

    eg: esophag/oscopy
  26. -osis
    condition of

    eg: neur/osis
  27. -ostomy
    surgical opening

    eg: col/ostomy
  28. -otomy
    incision into

    eg: gastr/otomy
  29. -penia
    too few

    eg: leuko/penia
  30. -pexy
    to sew in position

    eg: nephro/pexy
  31. -phobia
    fear, dread

    eg: photo/phobia
  32. -plasty
    operative revision

    eg: rhino/plasty
  33. -pnea
    breathing

    eg: dys/pnea
  34. -ptosis
    falling

    eg: nephro/ptosis
  35. -rhage
    excessive flow

    eg: hemor/rhage
  36. -rhea
    profuse flow

    eg: diar/rhea
  37. -therapy
    treatment

    eg: hydro/therapy
  38. -thermy
    heat

    eg: dia/thermy
  39. -uria, -uric
    condition of, presence in urine

    eg: glycos/uria

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