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Medical Terms Suffix

Medical Terms Suffixes (From Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and )

-algia pertaining to pain
-asthen(o) weakness
-blast immature cell
-cele pertaining to a tumor or swelling
-centesis pertaining to a procedure in which an organ or body cavity is punctured, often to drain excess fluid or obtain a sample for analysis
-cyte cell
-ectomy surgical removal of
-emia pertaining to the presence of a substance in the blood
-esthesi(o) pertaining to sensation or perception
-genic causing
-gram record
-graph a record or the to create the recordinstrument used
-itis inflammation
-lysis decline, disintegration, destruction or
-megaly enlargement of
-ology science of
-oma tumor
-osis pertaining to a disease (see also -sis)process
-ostomy surgical creation of an opening
-pathy disease or a system for treating disease
-phagia pertaining to eating or swallowing
-phasia pertaining to speech
-phobia pertaining to an irrational fear
-plasty plastic surgery
-plegia paralysis
-pnea pertaining to breathing
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage abnormal or excessive flow or discharge
-rrhagia abnormal or excessive flow or discharge
-rrhaphy suture of; repair of
-rrhea flow or discharge
-scope instrument for examination
-scopy examination with an instrument
-sis a process, action, or condition
-taxis order, arrangement of
-trophic pertaining to nutrition
-uria pertaining to a substance in the urine or the condition so indicated
Created by: igymnast