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Suffixes for medical terminology

-ist, -er one who
-iatrician practitioner
-ac, -al, -an, -ar, -ary, -ous, -eal, -ic, -ive, -tic, -ory, -logic, -logical pertaining to
-logy study or science of
-logist one who studies; specialist
-iatry, -iatrics medical profession or treatment
-centesis surgical puncture to aspirate (draw fluid up by suction) or remove fluid
-tome an instrument used for cutting
-tomy incision (to cut into body tissue)
-ectomy excision (surgical removal or cutting out)
-stomy formation of an opening
-lysis process of loosening, freeing, destroying
-pexy surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position)
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture (uniting a wound by stitches)
-scopy visual examination with lighted instrument
-tripsy surgical crushing
-algia, -dynia pain
-ectasia, -ectasis dilatation, dilation
-emesis vomiting
-emia condition of blood
-ia, -iasis, -osis, -y condition
-itis inflammation
-lith stone
-malacia soft, softening
-mania excessive preoccupation
-megaly enlargement
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-rrhea flow; discharge
-spasm twitching; cramp
-cele hernia
-edema swelling
-phobia abnormal fear
-ptosis prolapse; sagging
-rrhage, -rrhagia excessive bleeding
-rrhexis rupture
-stasis stopping; controlling
-able, -ible capable of
-ase enzyme
-eum, -ium membrane
-ism condition
-iac one who suffers
-opia vision
-ose sugar
-gram a record
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-kinesia, -kinesis movement; motion
-lepsy seizure
-lysin that which destroys
-lytic capable of destroying
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry process of measuring
-genic produced by or in
-genesis producing, forming
-phasia speech; development
-plegia paralysis
-schisis split; cleft
-sclerosis hard; hardening
-scope instrument used for viewing
-trophy, -trophic nutrition
-phagia, -phagic, -phagy eating; ingesting; swallowing
-ation action; process
-pod, -pody foot
-poiesis production
-poietin substance that causes production
-uria urine; urination
-asthenia weakness
-sarcoma malignant tumor arising form connective tissue
-ole, -ule little
-emic pertaining to blood
-esis action, process, result of
-poietin substance that causes production
-orexia appetite
-pepsia digestion
-triptor instrument used for crushing
-pnea breathing
-pneic pertaining to breathing
-cidal killing
-static keeping stationary
Created by: koalas2013