Medical Terminology - Suffixes.txt

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  1. algia
    • pain
    • Neuralgia: pain along a nerve path
  2. cele
    tumor, swelling
  3. centesis
    surgical puncture to remove fluid
  4. centesis
    surgical puncture to remove fluid
  5. cide
    killing destructive
  6. cule
    little
  7. cyte
    cell
  8. dynia
    • Pain
    • Otodynia:earache, pain in ear
  9. ectasia
    dilating, stretching
  10. ectomy
    • excision, surgical removal of...
    • appendEctomy
  11. edema
    • swelling
    • Lymphedema: swelling and accumulation of tissue fluid
  12. emia
    • blood condition
    • Anemia: low Fe or RBC's
  13. esis
    action
  14. form
    shaped like
  15. gen
    • forming, producing, origin
    • Carcinogen
  16. genesis, genetic
    formation, origin
  17. gram
    tracing, mark
  18. graph
    writing
  19. ism
    condition
  20. itis
    inflammation
  21. ize
    to treat
  22. lith
    • stone, calculus
    • cholelith:gallstone
    • chole::bile,gall
  23. lithiasis
    presence of stones
  24. lysis
    • disintegration,separation, destruction
    • ThrombOlysis: dissolution of blood clot
  25. malacia
    • softening
    • Chondromalacia:softening of the articular cartilage, usually involving the patella
  26. megaly
    enlargement
  27. meter
    instrument that measures
  28. oid
    likness, resemblance
  29. oma
    tumor
  30. opathy
    disease of
  31. orrhaphy
    surgical repair
  32. osis
    • abnormal condition
    • Cyanosis: dark blue or purple discoloration of the skin and mucous membrane (O2 deficiency)
  33. ostomy
    to form an opening or outlet
  34. otomy
    to incise
  35. penia
    • decrease, deficiency
    • erythropenia: abnormal decrease in RBC's
  36. pexy
    fixation
  37. phagia
    • eating, swallowing
    • dysphagia: inability or difficulty in swallowing
    • dys: bad, painful, difficult
  38. phasia
    • speech
    • aphasia:speech impairment
  39. phobia
    fear
  40. plasia (plasm)
    • formation, growth
    • dysplasia: abnormal development of cells, tissues, or organs
    • neoplasm: abnormal growth
  41. plasty
    • plastic surgery
    • RhInoplasty: nose job
  42. plegia
    paralysis
  43. rhage
    to burst forth
  44. rrhea
    • excessive discharge
    • diarrhea:...
  45. rhexis
    rupture
  46. rrhaphy
    • suture
    • MyOrraphy: muscle suture
  47. rrhage
    • bursting of
    • hemorrhage: loss of large amounts of blood within a short period
  48. scope
    lighted instrument for visual examination
  49. scopy
    to examine visually
  50. spasm
    • involuntary contraction, twitching
    • blepharospasm:twitching of eyelid
    • blephar:eyelid
  51. stenosis
    • narrowing, stricture
    • arteriostenosis: abnormal arterial narrowing
  52. stomy
    • to form an opening
    • TracheOstomy: artificial opening in neck to breath
  53. tomy
    • incision into
    • TracheOtomy: insision into trachea below blockage
  54. tripsy
    • crushing
    • lithotripsy: stone crushing
  55. trophy
    • nourishment, development
    • dystrophy:abnormal condition caused by defective nutrition or metabolism
  56. uria
    urine

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