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PIMA Phlebotomy

Medical Terminology 2015 Common Medical Suffixes

suffixesmeaning
-ac, -al pertaining to Ex cardiac, neutral
*-algia pain Ex neuralgia
-centesis surgical puncture to remove a fluid Ex thoracentesis
*-cyte cell Ex erythrocyte
*-ectomy excision, removal Ex appendectomy
*-em ia blood condition Ex anemia
*-ist one who specializes in Ex pharmacist
*-logist specialist in the study of Ex cardiologist
*-logy study of Ex histology
*-lysis breakdown, destruction Ex hemolysis the rapture or destruction of red blood cells
*-oma tumor Ex hepatoma a cancer of the cells of the liver
*-oxia oxygen level Ex hypoxia
*-pathy disease Ex Cardiomyopathy heart muscle disease
*-penia deficiency Ex leukopenia a reduction in the number of white blood cells in the blood , typical of various disease
*-rrhage burst forth /excessive flow Ex hemorrhage an escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel, especially when profuse
-spasm twitch, involuntary muscle movement Ex arteriospasm
*-stasis stopping, controlling, standing Ex hemostasis the stopping of a blood flow
*-tomy cutting, incision Ex phlebotomy
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