2 Introduction to Medical Terminology

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2 Introduction to Medical Terminology
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Suffixes that mean "condition of", suffixes for medical specialties, suffixes that mean "pertaining to", "like", or "resembling", plural endings
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  1. -ia

    dementia
    condition of

    loss of (de-) intellectual function
  2. -ism

    egotism
    condition of

    exaggerated self-importance
  3. -sis

    thrombosis
    condition of

    having a blood clot (thrombus) in a vessel
  4. -y

    atony
    condition of

    lack of muscle tone
  5. -ian

    physician
    specialist in a field of study

    practitioner of medicine
  6. -iactrics

    pediatrics
    medical specialty

    care and treatment of children
  7. -iatry

    psychiatry
    medical specialty

    study and treatment of mental disorders
  8. -ics

    orthopedics
    medical specialty

    study and treatment of the skeleton and joints
  9. -ist

    anesthetist
    specialist in a field of study

    one who administers anesthesia
  10. -logy

    dermatology
    study of

    study and treatment of the skin
  11. -ac

    cardiac
    pertaining to the heart
  12. -al

    vocal
    pertaining to the voice
  13. -ar

    nuclear
    pertaining to the nucleus
  14. -ary

    salivary
    pertaining to saliva
  15. -form

    epileptiform
    resembling epilepsy
  16. -ic

    neurotic
    pertaining to neurosis
  17. -ical

    anatomical
    pertaining to anatomy
  18. -ile

    virile
    pertaining to the male; masculine
  19. -oid

    lymphoid
    pertaining to the lymphatic system
  20. -ory

    respiratory
    pertaining to respiration
  21. -ous

    venous
    pertaining to a vein
  22. a

    vertebra
    ae

    vertebrae
  23. en

    lumen
    ina

    lumina
  24. ex, ix, yx

    index
    ices

    indices
  25. is

    prognosis
    es

    prognoses
  26. ma

    stigma
    mata

    stigmata
  27. nx (anx, inx, ynx)

    phalanx
    nges

    phalanges
  28. on

    phenomenon
    a

    phenomena
  29. um

    serum
    a

    sera
  30. us

    thrombus
    i

    thrombi

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