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Medical Terminology for Health Professions

-ac, -al pertaining to, relating to
-ary pertaining to, relating to
-ic pertaining to, relating to
-algia pain, suffering, painful condition
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-cyte cell
-ectomy surgical removal, cutting out
-gram, -graph a picture or record
-graphy the process of recording a picture or record
-ia abnormal condition, disease
-itis inflammation
-malacia abnormal softening
-necrosis tissue death
-megaly enlargement
-ologist specialist
-ology the science or study of
-oma tumor, neoplasm
-ostomy surgical creation of an opening to the body surface
-osis abnormal condition, disease
-otomy cutting, surgical incision
-pathy disease, suffering, feeling emotion
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhagia, -rrhage bleeding, abnormal excessive fluid discharge
-rrhaphy surgical suturing
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
-scope instrument for visual examination
-scopy visual examination
-stenosis abnormal hardening
-tripsy to crush
-cele hernia, tumor, swelling
-desis to bind, tie together
-ectasis stretching, dilation, enlargement
-emia blood, blood condition
-esthesia sensation, feeling
-lysis breakdown, separation, setting free, destruction, loosening
-pause stopping
-pexy surgical fixation
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-ptosis prolapse, drooping forward
-uria urination, urine
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