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Suffixes indicating

ch 2 medical terminology- suffixes indicating diseases or abnormal conditions

Categories of Suffixes - diseases or abnormal conditions - surgical procedure - diagnostic procedure - general suffixes - medical specialties or personnel - converts word roots into adjectives
- algia pain
- asthenia weakness
- cele hernia, protrusion
- dynia pain
- cytosis abnormal cell condition ( too many)
- ectasis dilated, stretched out
- edema swelling
- emesis vomiting
- emia condition of the blood
- ia state, condition
- iasis abnormal condition
- ism state of, condition
-itis inflammation
- lith stone
- lysis destruction
- lytic destruction
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement, large
- oma tumor, mass
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease
- penia too few
-phobia fear
- plegia paralysis
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhagia bursting forth
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardened condition
-spasm involuntary muscle contraction
-stasis stopping
-stenosis narrowing
-toxic poison
-uria condition of the urine
Created by: autumnjessie