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JB Suffix Review

Frequently used suffix's - Medical Terminology

-algia pain
-asthenia weakness
-atresia without an opening
-centesis puncturing to aspirate fluid
-cide, -cidal kill
-dynia pain
-desis fusion
ectasia expansion, dilation
-ectomy cut out, excise
edema swelling
-emesis vomitting
-emia blood
-gnosis knowledge
-gram record, x-ray
-graphy making a reord
-iasis condition
-ist one who
-itis inflammation
-lepsy seizures
-logist one who specializes
-logy study of
-lysis, -lytic break down, disolve
-malacia abnormal softening
-mania madness
-megaly enlargement
-meter measure
-oid rsembling
-oma tumor
-opia vision
-osis abnormal condition
-ostomy creation of an opening
-otia ear
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency, poor
-pepsia digestion
-pexy surgical fixation
-phasia speak, say
-philia love, attraction
-phobia abnormal fear
-plasia formation
-plasm substance
-plasty make, shape
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathe
-ptosis prolapse, drooping
-rrhagia burst forth
-rrhaphy suture, sew
rrhea flow, discharge
-rrhexix rupture
-scope instrument for viewing
-scopy visualization
-some, -soma body
-smasm twitching
-stasis stop, control
-therapy treatment
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy to cut
-tripsy crushing
-trophy development
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