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Medical Terms Suffix

Medical Terms Suffixes (From Medical Terms for Dummies)

-algia Pain
-apheresis Removal
-ar, -ary Pertaining to
-ase Enzyme
-blast Immature
-capnia Carbon dioxide
-centesis Surgical puncture with needle to aspirate fluid
-chalasis Relaxation
-continence To stop
-cusis Hearing
-cyesis Pregnancy
-cytosis Condition of cells
-des is Surgical fixation
-drome Run, running
-ectasis Stretching or expansion
-ectomy Surgical removal or excision
-emia A blood condition
-flux Flow
-gen Producing
-genesis Production
-globin Protein
-globulin Protein
-gram Picture or finished record
-graph Instrument used to record
-graphy Process of recording
-iasis Abnormal condition
-ician One who
-ism State of or condition
-itis Inflammation
-lithiasis Calculus or stone
-lysis Loosening, separating
-lytic Destruction or breakdown
-malacia Softening
-megaly Enlargement
-metrist Specialist in the measurement of
-metry Process of measuring
-ology Study of
-om a Tumor or mass
-apia Vision {condition)
-opsy View of, viewing
-a ptosis Sagging
-orrhaphy Surgical fixation m suturing
-orrhea Flow, excessive discharge
-ory Pertaining to
-oscopy Visual examination of internal cavity using a scope
-ostomy Creation of an artificial opening
-otomy Process of cutting into
-oxia Oxygen
-para To bear, live birth
-paresis Slight paralysis
-pathy Disease
-pepsia Digestion
-pexy Surgical fixation
-phagia Eating or swallowing
-phonia Sound
-phoresis Carrying/transmission
-plasty Surgical repair or reconstruction
-plegia Paralysis
-pnea Breathing
-poiesis Formation
-prandial Meal
-ptosis Drooping, sagging, prolapse
-rrhagia Burst forth, excessive flow
-rrhaphy Suture repair
-rrhea Discharge or flow
-salpinx Fallopian tube
-schisis Cleft or splitting
-scope Instrument used to visually examine
-scopy Visual examination
-stasis Stop or control
-stenosis Narrowing or constricting
-thenia Lack of strength
-thorax Chest
-tocia Labor
-tresia Opening
-tripsy Surgical crushing
-tropia To turn
-uria Urination, urine
-us Condition
-ac, -ic, -al, -ous, -tic Related to or pertaining to
-algi a, -dynia Pain, discomfort
-ate, -ize Subject to, use
-cele Protrusion (hernia)
-centesis Surgical puncture to withdraw or aspirate fluid
-cle, -cule, -ule, -ulus Small
-cyte Cell
-desis Surgical fusion or binding
-dynia Pain
-ectomy Cutting out, surgical removal
-emesis Vomit
-emia Pertaining to blood, a blood condition
-ent, -er, -ist Person, agent
-esis, -ia, -iasis,_-ity, -osis, -sis, -tion, -y State of or condition of
-form, -oid Looking like, resembling, or shaped like
-genesis A beginning process, origin of
-genic Produced by
-gram A written record
-graph Instrument used to record
-graphy Process of recording
-ism Condition or theory
-lysis Destruction, breakdown, or separation
-malacia Softening
-megaly Enlargement
-meter Instrument used to measure
-metry Process of measuring
-ologist One who studies, a specialist
-ology Study of, process of study
-opsy To view
-otomy Process of incision or cutting into
-ostomy, -stomy Artificial surgical opening
-penia Lack of or deficiency
-pexy, -pexis Surgical fixation
-phagia, -phagy Eating
-phobia Morbid fear of or intolerance
-plasia Formation, development
-plasty Surgical reconstruction, or shaping of
-plegia Paralysis
-pnea Breathing
-poiesis Production or manufacture of
-ptosis Downward displacement, or drooping
-rrhage, -rrhagia Excessive flow or discharge
-rrhaphy Suturing in place, fixation
-rrhea Flow or discharge
-rrhexis Rupture or breaking away
-sclerosis Hardening
-scope Instrument used to visually examine
-scopy Process of visual examination
-spasm Sudden or involuntary
-tome Instrument
-tripsy Crushing
-trophic, -trophy Growth or development
Created by: igymnast