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AR Suffixes

Medical Terminology Suffixes

-ad toward, increase
-algesia sensitvity to pain
-algia pain
-cele swelling or herniation
-centesis surgical puncture
-cide to kill; to destroy
-cyte cell
-dynia pain
-ectasia stretching or dilatation
-ectomy surgical removal
-emia blood condition
-er one who
-genesis generating; formation
-genic producing
-gram record or picture
-graph instrument used to record
-graphy process of recording
-iasis presence of and abnormal condition (specific)
-ion action; process
-ism condition
-itis inflammation
-lepsy seizure, attack
-lith stone
-lithiasis presence or formation of stones
-lysis destruction or detachment
-lytic destruction
-mania a mental disorder
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry process of measuring
-oid resembling
-ole small or little
-oma tumor
-opia visual condition
-osis condition
-pathy disease
-penia decrease in; deficiency
-pexy surgical fixation
-philia attracted to
-phobia abnormal fear
-plasia formation or development
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-ptosis drooping or prolapse
-rrhagia excessive flow or discharge
-rrhaphy suturing
-rrhea discharge; flow
-rrhexis rupture
-scope instrument used to view
-scopy process of viewing with a scope
-stasis -stopping or controlling
-stomy surgical creation of a new opening
-tomy incision into
-tripsy intentional crushing
-ula small, little
-ule "small one"
-uria a characteristic of the urine
-logist specializes in the study of
-logy the study of
Created by: maxphia32