Common Suffixes

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Common Suffixes
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Common suffixes for my medical term. class.
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  1. -algia
    pain

    Ex: gastralgia (stomach pain)
  2. -cele
    hernia, protrusion

    ex: cystocele (protrusion of the bladder)
  3. -cise
    cut

    Ex: excise (to cut out)
  4. -cyte
    cell

    Ex. erythrocyte (red cell)
  5. -dynia
    pain

    Ex: cardiodynia (heart pain)
  6. -ectasis
    dilation

    Ex: bronchiectasis (dilated bronchi)
  7. -gen
    that which produces

    Ex: mutagen (that which produces mutations)
  8. -genesis
    produces, generates

    ex: osteogenesis (produces bone)
  9. -genic
    producing, produced by

    ex: carcinogenic (producing cancer)
  10. -ia
    state, condition

    ex: hemiplegia (condition of being half paralyzed)
  11. -iasis
    abnormal condition

    ex: lithiasis (abnormal condition of stones)
  12. -ism
    state of

    ex: hyprthyroidism (state of low tyroid)
  13. -itis
    inflammation

    ex: cellulitis (inflamation of cells)
  14. -logist
    one who studies

    ex: cardiologist
  15. -logy
    study of
  16. -lysis
    destruction

    ex: osteolysis (bone destruction)
  17. -malacia
    abnormal softening
  18. -megaly
    enlargement, large

    ex: cardiomegaly
  19. -oma
    tumor, mass

    ex: carcinoma
  20. -osis
    abnormal condition

    ex: cyanosis (abnormal condition of being blue)
  21. -pathy
    disease

    ex: myopathy (muscle disease)
  22. -plasia
    development, growth

    ex: dysplasia (abnormal development)
  23. -plasm
    formation, development

    ex: neoplasm (new formation)
  24. -ptosis
    drooping

    ex: proctoptosis (drooping rectum)
  25. -rrhage
    ecessive, abnormal flow

    ex: hemorrage
  26. -rrhea
    discharge, flow
  27. -rrhexis
    rupture
  28. -sclerosis
    hardening
  29. -stenosis
    narrowing
  30. -therapy
    treatment
  31. -trophy
    nourishment, development

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