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MTCS Med Suffixes

Medical Suffixes for Nursing Assistant class

-ac pertaining to
-al like
-algia pain
-cide causing death
-clasis to break down or refracture
-desis binding or stabilization
-dynia pain or swelling
-ectasis dilation or expansion
-ectomy surgical removal
-emesis vomit
-emia blood
-esis condition of
-gram record of data
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy act of recording data
-iasis abnormal condition
-ic pertaining to
-ism condition
-itis inflammation
-kinesis motion
-lysis loosen, free from adhesions, destruction
-mania mental disorder
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry measurement of
-natal birth
-ologist person who does or studies
-ology study of
-oma tumour
-osis abnormal condition
-otomy cutting into
-pathy disease
-penia decrease or deficiency
-phasia speech
-phobia fear
-plasty formation,plastic repair
-rrhagia excessive flow
-rrhapy suture
-rrhea discharge
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument for viewing
-scopy examination of
-sect cut
-spasm involuntary contraction or twitching
-stomy artificial opening
-therapy treatment
-tripsy to crush
-plegia paralysis
Created by: pwilson