Medical suffixes

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Medical suffixes
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2010-09-16 19:47:45
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Common Medical Suffixes
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  1. -ac
    pertaining to
  2. -algia (analgia)
    without pain
  3. -centesis (thoracentesis)
    To puncture, to withdraw fluid
  4. -cyte
    cell
  5. -ectomy (hysterectomy)
    surgical removal of
  6. emia (lukemia)
    Blood
  7. -gram
    report or record
  8. --ia (anemia)
    condition
  9. -iatric (Pediatric)
    treatment
  10. -graph (electrocardiograph)
    instrument used
  11. -ic, itic
    pertaining to
  12. -ist (psyciatrist)
    one who does something
  13. -itis (arthritis)
    inflamation of
  14. -malacia
    softening
  15. - megaly (cardiomegaly)
    englargement
  16. -oid
    resembling
  17. -ology (biology)
    the study of
  18. -oma (carcenoma)
    -tumor
  19. -osis (osteoporosis)
    abnormal condition or disease
  20. -ostomy (colostomy)
    permanent surgical opening
  21. -otomy (tracheotomy)
    temporary surgical opening
  22. -pathy (neuropathy)
    disease
  23. -penia (osteopenia)
    difficiency or lack of
  24. -pexy
    surgical fixation
  25. -phobia (hydrophobia)
    fear
  26. -plasy (rhinoplasty)
    surgical repair
  27. -ptysis (hemoptysis)
    to cough up
  28. -rrhea (diarrhea)
    flow or discharge
  29. -rrhaphy
    suture, stitch or sew
  30. -rrhexis
    rupture or burst
  31. -sclerosis (osteoclerosis)
    hardening
  32. -scopy (endoscopy)
    the process of visually examining
  33. -stenosis (arterialstenosis)
    tightning or narrowing

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