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Suffixes for adjective forms

-ac Pertaining to "cardiac" (pertaining to the hart)
-al Pertaining to "intestinal" (pertaining to the intestine)
-ar Pertaining to "muscular" (pertaining to the muscle)
-ary Pertaining to "urinary" (pertaining to urine)
-ic Pertaining to "pelvic" (pertaining to the pelvis)
-ine Pertaining to "intestine" (pertaining to the intestine)-ive
-ive Pertaining to "digestive" (pertaining to digestion)
-ous Pertaining to "venous" (pertaining to the vein)
-ia Condition; state; thing "pneumonia" (condition of the Lung)
-ism Process; disease from a specific cause "hypothyroidism" (disease from the specific cause of deficient thyroid hormone)
-itis Inflammation of; Infection of "tonsillitis" (inflammation of the tonsil)
-megaly Enlargement "cardiomegaly" (enlargement of the hart)
-oma Tumor; mass "neuroma" (tumor of the nerve)
-osis Condition; abnormal condition; process "psychosis" (abnormal condition of the mind)
-pathy Disease; suffering "arthropathy' (disease of the joint)
-ation A process; being or having "urination" (a process of making urine)
-ion Action; condition "digestion" (action of breaking down food)
-lysis Process of breaking down or destroying "hemolysis" (process of breaking down or destroying blood)
-iatry Medical treatment "psychiatry" (medical treatment of the mind)
-ist One who specializes in "therapist" (one who specializes in therapy)
-logy The study of "cardiology" (the study of the hart)
-ectomy Surgical excision "appendectomy" (surgical excision of the appendix)
-gram A record or picture "mammogram" (a record or picture of the breast)
-graphy A process of recording "phonography" "mammography" (a record) (recording of the breast)
-metry process of measureing "spirometry" (process of measuring the breath)
-scope Instrument used to examine "colonoscope" instrument used to examine the colon
-scopy Process of using an instrument to examine "gastroscopy" (process of using an instrument to examine the stomach)
-stomy Surgically created opening "colostomy" (surgical creating am opening in the colon)
-therapy Treatment
-tomy Process of cutting or making an incision "laparotomy" (process of making an incision in the abdomen)
endo- Innermost; within "endotracheal"(pertaining to within the trachea)
epi- upon; above "epidermal" (pertaining to the skin)
intra- Within "intervenous" (pertaining to within a vein)
inter- Between "intercostal" (pertaining to between the ribs)
peri- Around "pericardial" (pertaining to around the hart)
post- After; behind "postnasal" (pertaining to behind the nose)
pre- before; in front of "premenstrual" (pertaining to before menstruation)
sub- Below; underneath; less than "subcutaneous" (pertaining to underneath the skin)
trans- Across; through "transvaginal" (pertaining threw the vagina)
bi- two "bilateral" (pertaining to two sides)
brady- slow "bradycardia" (condition of a slow heart)
hemi- one half "hemiplegia" (condition of one half of the body with paralysis
hyper- above; more then normal "hypertension" (condition of more then normal pressure)
hypo- below; deficient "hypothyroidism" (disease from a specific cause of deficient thyroid gland hormone)
mono- One; single "mononucleosis" (abnormal condition of white blood cells that each have one large nucleus)
poly- many; much "polyneuritis" (inflammation of many nerves)
quadri- four "quadriplegia" (condition of four limbs with paralysis)
tachy- Fast "tachycardia" (condition of a fast hart rate)
tri- three "tricuspid" ( valve in the hart that has three flaps)
a- away from; without "aspermia" (condition of being with out sperm)
an- without; not "anesthesia" condition of being with out sensation
anti- against "antibiotic" (pertaining to against living organisms)
de- reversal of: without "dementia" (condition of being without mind)
dys- painful; difficult; abnormal "dysphagia" (condition of painful or difficult eating and swallowing)
eu- Normal (euthyroidism) (process of normal thyroid gland function)
mal- bad; inadequate "malnutrition" (being or having inadequate nourishment)
re- again and again "respiration" (a process of again and again breathing)
Created by: Kirkbauer