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-algia pain (neuralgia (nerve pain)
-ectomy surgical removal (splenectomy (removal of the spleen)
-itis inflammation (colitis (inflammation of the colon)
-lys(i)(o) breakdown (fibrinolysis (breakdown of a clot)
-oma tumor (blastoma (cancer composed of embryonic cells)
-osis condition (fibrosis (formation of fibrous tissue)
-phob abnormal fear (agoraphobia (fear of open spaces)
-plasia growth (hypoplasia incomplete development
-plasty surgical repair (angioplasty (surgical repair of blood vessels)
-plegia paralysis (paraplegia (paralysis of lower body)
-pnea breathing (apnea (absence of breathing)
-poiesis production (hematopoiesis (production of blood cells)
-praxia movement (apraxia (inability to perform purposeful movement)
-rrhea fluid discharge (diarrhea (frequent soft or liquid bowel movements)
-scope observe (endoscope (tool for observing the interior of body organs)
-stomy opening (colostomy (portion of the colon is opened and brought through the abdominal wall)
-taxis movement (ataxia (uncoordinated movements)
-tomy incision (thoracotomy (surgical opening of the chest wall)
-tripsy crushing (lithotripsy (crushing stones in the bladder,kidney,gallbladder, or other organs
-trophy growth (hypertrophy (overgrowth)
Created by: mstull