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BPS Suffixes

medical suffixes

-ad Towards
-algia,-dynia pain
-ase enzyme
-asthenia weakness
-blast immature/embryonic stage
-cele herniation,protrusion
-cide,-cidal kill,destroy
-crine secretion
-cyte cell
-derma skin
-ectasis -ectasia stretching,dilation
-ectomy surgical removal
-edema swelling or fluid accumulation
-ema,-ijasis,-osis,-ia,-ism,isis condition of/abnormal condition
-lepsy sudden attack,seizures
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood condition/blood
-esthesia sensation,feeling
-gen that which produces, producing
-genesis,-genic producing,forming
-globin,-globulin protein
-gram record, picture,x-ray
-graph instrument used to record
-graphy process to record
-itis inflammation
-kinesia,-kenesis movement
-lysis,-lytic destruction, removal, breakdown
-malacia softening
-mania,-manic obsession,*mental disorder
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument to measure
-merty process of measuring
-oid resembling
-opia vision
-ostomy,stamy new opening
-ose sugar
-para bearing,birth
-penia deficiency
-pepsia digestion
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-phage,-phagia swallow,eat,gulp
-phasia speak
-phil,-phila attraction
-phobia fear of
-phrenic,-phrenia mind
-centesis surgical puncture
-poiesis formation
-ptosis drooping, snagging
-rrhagia,-rrhage heavy discharge
-rrhea discharge
-rrhexis rupture
rrhaphy suturing,(stitching)
-scope instrument used to view
-somina sleep
-stasis stop/control
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy process of cutting/incision
-trophic,-trophie nutrition,*development*
-stenosis narrowing
-sclerosis hardening
-uria urine
-version turning
-ole,-ule small,little
-phonia sound,hearing
aphonia deaf
arteriole small artery
cardioversion turning the heart back to normal
hemauria blood in urine
atherosclerosis hardening of the fatty plaque
arteriostenoss narrowing of the artery
atrophy no nutrition, poor development
nephrotomy process of cutting the kidney
dermatome instrument used to cut the skin
hemostasis stopping to flow of blood
polysomnia excessive sleep
colonoscopy process of viewing the colon
otoscope instrument that is use to view the ear
nephrorraphy suturing of the kidney
cardiorrhexis rupture of the heart
diarrhea flow of feces through the anus
hemorrhage heavy discharge of blood
hysteroptosis prolapsed uterus
blepharoptosis drooping eyelid
hematopoieses formation of blood
traracentesis surgical puncture of the thorax
schizophrenia split mind(personality)
necrophobia fear of death
necrophilia attracted to dead bodies
aphasia can't speak
dysphagia difficulty swallowing
rhinoplasty surgical repair of the nose
hysteropexy surgical fixation of the uterus
dyspepsia difficulty digesting
thrombocytopenia deficiency of the thrombocytes
cardiomyopathy disease of the heart muscle
unipara woman that has had given birth to one child
lactose sugar found in milk
colostomy new opening in the colon
diplopia double vision
pelvimetry process of measuring the pelvis
pelvimeter instrument used to measure the pelvis
cardiomegaly enlarged heart
pyromania obsession with fire
osteomalacia softening of the bone
dialysis removal of toxins from the blood
hemolysis breakdown of the blood
dyskinesia painful movement
appendicitis inflammation of the appendix
electrocardiography the proces of recording the electricity of the heart
electrocardiograph the instrument that is used to record the electricity of the hear
electrocardiograph record of the hearts electricity
hemoglobin the protein found in RBC (transfers O2)
carcinogenesis formation of cancer
carcinogen that which produces cancer
anesthesia no feeling
anemia low level of blood
hematemesis vomiting of blood
narcolepsy sudden attack of sleep
epilepsy recurring seizures
cyanosis condition of blueness
nephrolithiasis condition of kidney stones
lymphedema accumulation of lymph fluid
hysterectomy surgical removal of the uterus
scleroderma hard skin
bronchiectasis dilation of the bronchi
erythrocyte red blood cell
endocrine gland gland that secretes hormones within the blood
rectocele protrusion of the rectum
leukoblast immature white blood cells
myasthenia gravis great muscle weakness
amylase enzyme that breaks down the stomach
arthralgia joint pain
cephalodynia head pain
caudad towards the feet
-logy study of
-logist specialist
-ectomy surgical removal
Created by: bpstears