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Suffix Medical Terms

-algia, -dynia pain (eg. cephalalgia - pain in the head)
-genesis origin or production (eg. pathogenesis - origin of disease)
-lysis breaking down or dissolution (eg. hemolysis - breakdown of blood)
-megaly enlargement
-oid resembling (eg. lipoid - resembling fat)
-paenia abnormal reducion (eg. leukopaenia - abnormal reduction of white blood cells)
-rrhoea discharge (eg. rhinorrhoea - runny discharge from nose)
-spasm involuntary contraction
-coele pouching or hernia (eg. gastrocoele - pouching of stomach)
-ectasis expansion or dilation (eg. angiectasis - expansion of a blood vessel)
-emia blood condition (eg. hyperlipemia blood condition of excessive fat)
-iasis formation or presence of (eg. lithiasis formation of stones)
-itis inflammation
-malacia softening
-oma tumor
-osis condition or increase (eg. sclerosis - condition of hard)
-phil, -philia attraction for (eg. pneumophilia - condition that has an attraction for the lungs)
-ptosis falling or downward displacement (eg. gastroptosis - downward displacement of the stomach)
-rrhage, -rrhagia to burst forth (usually blood)
-rrhexis rupture (eg. hepatorrhexis - rupture of the liver)
-centesis puncture for aspiration
-desis binding (eg. arthrodesis - binding together of a joint
-ectomy excision or removal
-pexy suspension or fixation (eg. gastropexy - fixation of the stomach to the abdominal wall)
-plasty surgical repair or reconstruction (eg. rhinoplasty - surgical repair of the nose)
-rrhaphy suture (osteorrhaphy - suture of bone)
-tomy incision
-stomy creation of an opening
-tripsy crushing
-e noun marker eg. erythrocyte (a red blood cell)
-ia, -ism condition of (eg. phobia - condition of exaggerated fear)
-ium structure or tissue (eg. epigastrium - structure upon the stomach)
-ation, -y condition or process of (eg. starvation - process of starving)
-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ous, -tic pertaining to (eg. toxic - pertaining to poison) (eg. pedal - pertaining to foot)
-icle, -ole, -ula, -ule small (eg. macula - small spot)
-gram record
-graph instrument
-graphy process of recording
-iatrics, iatry treatment (eg. psychiatry - treatment of the mind)
-logy study of
-logist one who specialises in the study or treatment of
-ist one who specialises in
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry process of measuring
-poiesis formation (eg. hemopoiesis - formation of blood)
-scope instrument for examination
-scopy examination
-stasis stop or stand (eg. hemostasis - stop blood) (eg. orthostasis - stand straight)
Created by: iamamia