Chapter 3 - Suffixes

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Chapter 3 - Suffixes
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Chapter 3 - Sufixes. Medical Terminology The Language of Medicine
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  1. -algia
    arthralgia
    • pain
    • joint pain
  2. -cele
    cystocele
    • hernia
    • hernia of the urinary bladder
  3. -centesis
    thoracentesis
    surgical puncture to remove fluid.

    thoracentesis - Procedure in which a tube in inserted to remove fluid form the thoraic cavity
  4. -coccus

    staphylococci
    berry-shaped bacterium

    Saphylococc: Cluster (staph) of round, or berry-shaped bacetiria
  5. -cyte
    erythrocyte
    cell.

    • erythrocyte: red blood cell .
    • erythr/o: red
  6. -dynia
    pleurodynia
    pain.

    Pain in the peural cavity
  7. -ectomy

    laryngectomy
    Exicion, removal, resection.

    Removal of the larynx
  8. -emia

    anemia
    blood condition

    Anemia- literally means no blood. Reduction in the number of red blood cells (erythrocytes) in the amount of hemoglobin circulating in the blood. Remember that Red blood cells are the ones that carry oxygen
  9. -genesis

    carcinogenesis
    condition of producing or forming something

    carcinogenesis is a condition of forming cancer
  10. -gram

    myelogram
    record

    x-ray (record) taken of the spinal chord
  11. -graph

    electrocardiograph
    instrument for recording

    instrument for recording the electical activity of the heart
  12. -graphy

    electroencephalography
    process of recording

    Process of recording the electrical activity of the brain
  13. -itis
    inflammation
  14. -logy
    study of
  15. -lysis

    hemolysis
    breakdown

    • Break down of red blood cells with release of hemoglobin.
    • Additional info: Bilirubin, which is used by the liver to make bile, is a biproduct of red blood cell breakdown
  16. -malacia

    osteomalacia
    softening

    Softening of the bones
  17. -megaly

    acromegaly
    enlargement

    exesive growth of long bones due to pituitary disorder which produces abnormally high ammounts of growth hormone
  18. -oma
    tumor, mass, collection of fluid
  19. -opsy
    to view
  20. -pathy
    disease condition
  21. -penia
    deficiency
  22. -phobia
    fear
  23. -plasia
    development, formation, growh
  24. -plasty
    surgycal repair
  25. -ptosis
    falling, dropping, prolapse

    physicians can use ptosis alone to indicate drooping of the upper eyelids, or..... the breasts :P
  26. -sclerosis
    hardening
  27. -scope
    insturment for visual examination
  28. -stasis
    stopping, controling
  29. -stomy

    tracheostomy
    opening to form a mouth (stoma)

    opening in the trachea done to people suffocating for whaever reason....
  30. -therapy
    treatment
  31. -tomy
    incision, cutting into
  32. -trophy
    development, noursishment
  33. -er
    one who...
  34. -ia
    condition
  35. -ist
    specialist
  36. -ole
    little, small
  37. -ule
    little, small
  38. -um, -ium
    structure, tissue
  39. -us
    structure, substance
  40. -y
    condition, process
  41. -ac, -iac
    pertaining to
  42. -al
    pertaining to
  43. -ar
    pertaining to
  44. -ary
    pertaining to
  45. -genic
    producing, produced by, or produced in
  46. -ic, -ical
    pertaining to
  47. -oid
    resembling
  48. -ose
    full of, pertaining to
  49. -ous
    pertaining to
  50. -tic
    pertaining to

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