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HLHS 101 Ch1

Introduction to Medical Language Suffixes

Pertaining To -ac -al -ar -ary -eal -ic -tic -ous
Condition -ia -ism
Tissue or Structure -ium
Condition or Procedure -y
Small -icle -ole -ule -ula
Medical Science -iatrics -iatry
Specialist in Medicine of -iatrist
Specialist -ist
Specialist in the Study of -logist
Study of -logy
Pain -algia -dynia
Hernia (a bulging tissue into an area where it doesn't belong) -cele
Blood Condition -emia
Presence of -iasis
Inflammation -itis
Loosen or Break Down -lysis
Abnormal Softening -malacia
Enlargement -megaly
Resembling -oid
Tumor -oma
Condition -osis
Disease -pathy
Deficiency -penia
Excessive Flow -rrhage -rrhagia
Flow -rrhea
Rupture -rrhexis
Involuntary Contraction -spasm
Puncture -centesis
Written Record -gram
Instrument Used to Produce a Record -graph
Writing Procedure -graphy
Instrument Used to Measure -meter
Process of Measuring -metry
Instrument Used to Look -scope
Process of Looking -scopy
Binding or Fixation -desis
Removal -ectomy
Surgical Fixation -pexy
Reconstruction -plasty
Suture -rrhaphy
Creation of and Opening -stomy
Incision -tomy
Created by: choover29