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Respiratory Terms

Respiratory Terms suffixes

-algia pain
-ar, -ary pertaining to
-capnia carbon dioxide
-cele hernia or protrusion
-centesis surgical prunture to aspirate fluid (with a sterile needle)
-eal pertaining to
-ectasis stretching out, dilatation, expansion
-emia blood condition
-gram record, x-ray image
-graphy process of recording, x-ray imaging
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry measurement
-oxia oxygen
-pexy surgical fixation, suspension
-phonia sound or voice
-pnea breathing
-rrhagia rapid flow of blood
-scope instrument used for visual examination
-scopic pertaining to visual examination
-scopy visual examination
-spasm sudden, involuntary muscle contraction (spasmodic contraction)
-stenosis constriction or narrowing
-stomy creation of an artificial opening
-thorax chest
-tomy cut into or incision
Created by: ihavekids