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Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology & Clinical Procedures -SUFFIXES

-OSCOPY Examination with a lighted instrument
-PLASTY Reshape or form
-TRIPSY Crushing
-CENTESIS Puncturing and drawing off (tapping)
-GRAM Record/picture
-GRAPH Instrument that records
-GRAPHY Procedure of recording
-OPSY Looking at
-STASIS Stopping
-CLASIS breaking
-ORRHAPHY Sewing or repair, e.g. herniorrhaphy meaning repair of a hernia
-ECTOMY Surgical removal, e.g. appendicectomy meaning surgical removal of the appendix
-PEXY Fixation, e.g. orchiopexy meaning fixation of an undescended testicle
-IA, -IASIS -OSIS -ISM All meaning condition of
-ITIS Inflammation of
-PATHY Disease of
-GENIC Produced from or originating from
-AL -IC -IAC Pertaining to
-OLD Shape or form
-OLOGY Scientific study of
-CYTE Cell
-OTOMY Cutting into or dividing e.g. osteotomy meaning cutting into bone
-OSTOMY Making an artifial opening e.g. tracheostomy meaning making an artificial opening into the trachea
-AEMIA Blood
-AESTHESIA Sensibility,sense-perception
-AL Pertaining to
-AN Pertaining to
-BLAST Immature cell
-CELE Swelling/protrusion/herniation
-CENTESIS Puncture, drawing off
-CIDE Killing/destroying
-CISION Cutting
-CLASIS Breaking
-COCCUS Round cell, type of bacteria
-DERM Skin
-DESIS Binding together
-ECTASIS Dilatation
-ECTOMY Removal of
-FORM Having the formation or shape of
-GENESIS Forming or origin
-GENIC Producing or forming
-IASIS Conditon of/state of
-IATRIC Pertaining to medicine/physician
-ISM Condition of
-KINESIS Movement/activity
-lITH Stone
-LITHIASIS Condition of stones
-LYSIS Breaking down (keep splitting)
-MALACIA Softening
-MEGALY Enlargement
-METER Measure
-OMA Tumour
-OPLA Condition of the eye
-OSE Sugar
-OUS Like/similar to
-PARESIS Weakness
-PENIA Lack of/decreased
-PHAGE Eating/ingesting
-PHAGIA Swallowing
-PHILIA Loving, affinity for
-PHOBIA Irrational fear of
-PHYLAXIS Protection, prevention
-PLASIA Formation
-PLEGIA Paralysis
-PNOEA Breathing
-RRHAGE To burst forth (heavy bleeding)
-RRHAPHY Rupture of
-SCLEROSIS Hardening
-SOMATIC Pertaining to the body
-STASIS Cessation of movement/flow
-STAXIS Dripping (blood)
-STENOSIS Narrowing
-STHENIA Strength
-TAXIA Co-ordination, order
-TOME Cutting instrument
-TROPHY Nourishment
-URIA Condition of urine
Singular -us (staphylococcus) Plural -i (staphylococci)
Singular -a (vertebra) Plural -ae (vertebrae)
Singular -um (atrium) Plural -a (atria)
Singular -is (diagnosis) Plural -es (diagnoses)
Singular -oma (stoma) Plural -omata (stomata)
Singular -ix (cervix) Plural - ices (cervices)
Singular -ax (thorax) Plural -aces (thoraces)
Singular -on (ganglion) Plural -a (ganglia)
-ATE A salt
-A Condition of
-AC Concerning/pertaining to
-ASE Enzyme
-CRINE Secrete
-DIPSIA Thirst
-GOGUE Increasing flow
-IC Condition of /pertaining to
-LALLA Speech
-OEDEMA Swelling caused by excess fluid
-OPSIA Vision
-ORRHAPHY Sewing or repair
-PARA Given birth
-PHAKIA Lens (of the eye)
-PHASIA Speech
-PHOBIA Irrational fear
-PTOSIS Drooping/falling
-RRHAGIA Condition of heavy bleeding
-RRHEXIS Rupture/break
-SCOPE Lighed instrument used to examine
-SCOPY Examination with a lighted instrument
-SPADIA To draw out
-SCOTOMA Blind spot
-STAT An agent to prevent moving or change
-STHEANIA Strength
-TOCIA Labour/birth
-TRIPTOR Instrument used to crush
-TROPIC/-TROPHIC Affinity/turning toward
-ABLE able to, capable of
-AGRA attack,severe pain
-ASIS State of
-CAVAL Pertaining to venae cavae
-CELE Tumour,swelling
-CLYSIS Infusion,injection
-CULE Little
-FUGE Expelling
-LYTIC Disintegration
-OGEN Precursor
-OID Likeness,resemblance
-OL Alcohol
-0SIS Condition,disease,excess
-SACCHARIDE Basic carbohydrate molecule
-SOMY Pertaining to chromosomes
-TAXIA -TAXIS Arrangement,co-ordination,order
Created by: Owly