Med tech suffixes Part 1

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  1. - Centesis
    puncture for aspiration

    Abdominocentesis (puncture for aspiration of the abdomen)
  2. -Desis
    • Binding
    • Arthrodesis (binding together of a joint)
  3. -Ectomy
    • Excision or removal
    • Nephrectomy (exision or removal of a kidney)
  4. -pexy
    • Suspension or fixation
    • Gastropexy (Fixation of the stomach to the abdominal wall)
  5. -plasty
    • surgical repair or reconstruction
    • rhinoplasty (surgical repair of the nose)
  6. -rrhaphy
    suture

    osteorrhaphy (suture of the bones)
  7. -tomy
    incision

    laparotomy (incision to the abdomen)
  8. -stomy
    creation of an opening

    gastrostomy (creation of an opening in the stomach)
  9. -tripsy
    crushing

    lithotripsy (crushing of stone)
  10. -e
    • noun marker
    • erythrocyte (a red blood cell)
  11. -ia
    condition of

    phobia (condition of fear)
  12. -ism
    condition of

    alcoholism (condition of alcohol abuse)
  13. -ium
    Structure or tissue

    epigastrium (structure upon the stomach)
  14. -ation
    • condition of process of
    • (Starvation- condition of process of starving)
  15. -y
    condition of process of

    adenopathy (condition or process of gland disease)
  16. -ac
    • pertaining to
    • cardiac
  17. -al
    pertaining to

    pedal
  18. -ar
    pertaining to

    Glandular
  19. -ary-
    pertaining to

    pulmonary
  20. -eal
    pertaining to

    esophageal
  21. -ic
    pertaining to

    toxic
  22. -ous
    pertaining to

    fibrous
  23. -tic
    pertaining to

    cyanotic (pertaining to blue)
  24. -icle
    • small
    • Centricle
  25. -ole
    small

    Bronchiole
  26. -ula
    small

    Macula (small spot)
  27. -ule
    pustule (small pimple)
  28. -gram
    record

    Sonogram
  29. -graph
    instrument for recording

    Sonograph
  30. -graphy
    process of recording

    sonography
  31. -iatrics
    treatment

    pediatrics
  32. -iatry
    treatment

    psychiatry
  33. -logy
    study of

    cytology
  34. -logist
    one who specializes in the study or treatment of

    psychologist
  35. -ist
    one who specializes in

    Pharmacist
  36. -meter
    instrument for measuring

    spirometer (instrument for measuring breathing)
  37. -metry
    process of measuring

    spirometry
  38. -poiesis
    formation

    hemopoeisis
  39. -scope
    instrument of examination

    endoscope
  40. -scopy
    examination

    endoscopy
  41. -stasis
    stop or stand

    hemostasis (stop blood)

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