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Medical Terminology

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TermDefinition
-ac;-al;-ar;-ary pertaining to
-algia pain
-cele wrist bones
-centesis surgical procedure to remove fluid
-crine secrete
-crit separation
-cyte cell
-cytosis cell de struction
-desis bind, tie together
-ectomy removal
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood condition
-geneis beginning
-globin;-globulin found in blood
-gram record, picture
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-ia;-iac;-ic pertaining to
-ism practice or belief
-itis inflammation
-lysis;-lytic destruction
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement, enlarged
-oid resembling, like
-(o) logist specialst
-(o) logy study of
-oma tumor
-osis condition, abnormal condition
-ostomy incision
--parisis motor weakness or partial paralysis
-pathy disease condition
-penia deficiency
-pepsia pepsin
-phagia to eat
-phobia fear of
-phonia sound
-phoresis sweat or perspiration
-phoria sweat or perspiration
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-poiesis formation
-r/rhage;r/rhagia excessive flow or discharge
-rrhea runny
-rhexis condition or process
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument to view
-scopy process of viewing
-somnia sleep
-spasm constriction
-stasis control, stopping
-stenosis narrowing
-therapy treatment
-thorax chest
-tocia conditions of labor
-tripsy crushing, rubbing
-trophy nourishment, development
-tropin turning
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