Medical Terminology - Common Suffixes

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Medical Terminology - Common Suffixes
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Medical Terminology - Common Suffixes
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  1. -ac (ex. cardiac)
    pertaining to
  2. -al (ex. renal)
    pertaining to
  3. -algia (ex. fibromyalgia)
    pain
  4. -ase (ex. protease)
    enzyme
  5. -cide (ex. suicide)
    kill, killer
  6. -cyte (ex. leukocyte)
    cell
  7. -dipsia (ex. polydipsia)
    thrist
  8. -ectomy (ex. hysterectomy)
    surgical removal
  9. -emai (ex. anema)
    blood condition
  10. -ic (ex. toxic)
    pertaining to
  11. -itis (ex. rhinitis)
    inflammation
  12. -logist (ex. oncologist)
    specialist
  13. -logy (ex. biology)
    study of
  14. -oid (ex. steroid)
    resembling
  15. -oma (ex. carcinoma)
    tumor
  16. -osis (ex. histoplasmosis)
    condition
  17. -pathy (ex. neuropathy)
    disease
  18. -plasty (ex. rhinoplasty)
    surgical repair
  19. -rrhage (ex. hemorrhage)
    bursting of blood
  20. -rrhea (ex. diarrhea)
    flowing discharge
  21. -sclerosis (ex. arteriosclerosis)
    hardening
  22. -scope (ex. miscroscope)
    instrument
  23. -scopy (ex. colonoscopy)
    viewing of
  24. -stasis (ex. homeostasis)
    control
  25. -uria (ex. polyuria)
    urine

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