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Nursing suffixes

Medical Terminology

-logist one who studies
-logy science or study of
-er; -ist one who
-iatrician practitioner
-iatrics; -iatry medical profession; treatment
-ac; -al; -ic; -logic; - logical pertaining to
-centesis surgical puncture to aspirate or remove fluid
-ectomy excision (surgical removal or cutting out)
-lysis process of loosening, freeing, or destroying
-pexy surgical fixation (fascination in a fixed position
-plasty surgical repair
-rraphy suture (uniting a wound by stitches)
-scopy visual examination with a lighted instrument (not always a surgical procedure)
-tome instrument used for cutting
-tomy incision (cutting into tissue)
-tripsy surgical crushing
-algia; -dynia pain
-cele hernia
-ecstasia; -ecstasis dilation
-emesis vomitting
-emia blood condition
-ia; -iasis inflammation
-lith stone
-malacia soft; softening
-mania excessive preoccupation
-megaly enlargement
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-osis condition
-pathy diesease
-penia deficiency
-phobia abnormal fear
-ptosis prolapse (sagging)
-rrhage; rrhagia excessive bleeding or hemorrhage
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-spasm twitching, cramp
-stasis stopping, controlling
-able; -ible capable of, able to
-ac, -al, -an, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ive, -tic pertaining to
-ase enzyme
-eum, -ium membrane
-ia, -ism condition, theory
-iac one who suffers
-opia vision
-ose sugar
-ous pertaining to or characterized by
-y state or condition
Created by: mouak