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ch 1 sufiixes

Chapter 1 Common suffixes

ac pertaining to
cardiac pertaining to the heart
al pertaining to
renal pertaining to the kidney
an pertaining
ovarian pertaining to the ovary
ar pertaining to
lumbar pertaining to the loin or lower back
ary pertaining to
alimentary pertaining to the gastrointestinal tract
eal pertaining to
laryngeal pertaining to the larynx
ic pertaining to
enteric pertaining to the intestines
ine pertaining to
uterine pertaining to the uterus
ous pertaining to
cutaneous pertaining to the skin
tic pertaining to
nephrotic pertaining to the nephron (kidneys)
centesis surgical puncture into
cystocentesis surgical puncture with a needle into the urinary bladder
ectomy surgical removal of
ovariohysterectomy surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus
emia blood
hypocalcemia low blood calcium
gram a record of
electrocardiogram a record of the electrical styidy of the heart
graph a record with an instrument
radiograph a record made using radiation
graphy the act of recording using an instrument
radiography the act of taking a picture using radiation
itis inflammation
colitis inflammation of the colon
logy study of
histology the study of tissue
megaly enlargement of
cardiomegal enlargement of the heart
lysis to break down
urinalysis the breakdown of urine into its parts
osis condition
osteoporosis condition of bone loss
pathy disease
cardiopathy heart disease
pext to suture to
gastropexy to suture to the stomach
plasty to surgically repair
rhinoplasty to surgically repair the nose
rrhage to burst
hemmorrhage the bursting of blood
rrhea to flow
diarrhea the flow of feces
scope instrument used to view
microscope instrument used to view small objects
scopy the act of using an instrument for viewing
endoscopy the act of using a scope to view the insides of the body
stomy to create a new surgical opening
cystostomy to create a new surgical opening in the urinary bladder
therapy treatment
chemotherapy chemical therapy
tomy to cut into surgically, to make an incision
cystotomy to make an incision into the urianry bladder
Created by: tromanczak