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Med. Termi. Suffixes

Med. Term. Suffixes to know for the Utah State Benchmark test for MA's

-iasis abnormal condition (produced by something specified)
-osis abnormal condition, increase (used primarily with blood cells)
-metry act of measuring
-version act of turning
-orexia appetite
-phil attraction to
-philia attraction for
-arche beginning
-emia blood (condition)
-phoresis borne, carried
-clasis break, refracture
-pnea breathing
-para bring forth (live births)
-rrhage bursting forth (of)
-rrhagia bursting forth (of)
-capnia carbon dioxide
-cyte cell
-thorax chest
-tocia childbirth, labor
-ia condition
-ism condition
-y condition
-tripsy crushing
-penia decrease, deficiency
-trophy development, nourishment
-pepsia digestion
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-pathy disease
-ptosis downward displacement, prolapse, falling, dropping
-phagia eating, swallowing
-blast embryonic cellular development
-megaly enlargement
-ectomy excision, removal
-salpinx fallopian tubes, eustachian tubes, oviducts, uterine tubes
-phobia fear
-esthesia feeling, sensation
-desis fixation of a bone or joint, binding of (a bone or joint)
-pexy fixation of an organ
-rrhea flow, discharge
-stomy forming a new opening
-plasia formation, growth
-plasm formation, growth
-glia glue
--physis growth
-cusis hearing
-cele hernia, swelling
-tomy incision, cut into
-itis inflamation
-ad in the direction of
-tome instrument to cut
-meter instrument for measuring
-graph instrument for recording
-scope instrument to view
-spasm involuntary contraction, twitching
-gnosis knowing
-prandial meal
-iatrics medicine, medical profession, physicians
-stenosis narrowing stricture
-ia nound ending
-algesia pain
-algia pain
-dynia pain
-plegia paralysis
-paresis partial paralysis
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-ical pertaining to
-ory pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
-porosis porous
-cyesis pregnancy
-gravida pregnancy, pregnant woman
-toxic poison
-graphy process of recording
-gen producing, forming
-genesis producing, forming
-poiesis production, formation
-ptosis prolapse
-globin protein
-centesis puncture
-gram record
-oid resembling
-rrhexis rupture
-crine secrete
-lepsy seizure
-lysis separate, loosen, destroy
-derma skin
-icle small
-ole small
-ula small
-ule small
-osmia smell
-malacia softening
-ist specialist
-logist specialist in the study of
-phasia speech
-ptysis spitting
-schisis splitting, a
-stasis standing still (of)
-tropin stimulate
-lith stone, calculus
-stenosis stricture, narrowing
-logy study of
-centesis surgical puncture
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-edema swelling
-phagia swallow, eat
-dipsia thirst
-para to bear (offspring)
-therapy treatment
-iatry treatment, medicine
-oma tumor
-tropia turning
-uria urine, urination
-opia vision
-opsia vision
-scopy visual examination
-phonia voice
-emesis vomiting
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