Medical Terminology

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Medical Terminology
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2010-01-24 17:39:07
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  1. -centesis
    Surgical puncture to aspirate or remove fluid
  2. -ectomy
    excision (surgical removal or cutting out)
  3. -lysis
    process of loosing, freeing, or destroying
  4. -pexy
    surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position)
  5. -plasty
    surigical repair
  6. -rrhaphy
    suture (uniting a wound by stitches)
  7. -scopy
    visual examination with a lighted instrument (this is not always a surgical procedure)
  8. -stomy
    formation of an opening
  9. -tome
    an instrument used for cutting
  10. -tomy
    incision (cutting into tissue)
  11. -tripsy
    surgical crushing

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