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Med Suffix P-Y

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
-pathy means disease or disorder. For example, _____ is a disease that affects the nerves
-phobia means a fear of. For example, _____ is the fear of crowds and people
-plasty means surgical repair. For example, _____ is the surgical repair of the nose
-rrhea means discharge or flow. For example, _____ is the excessive discharge of mucus from the nose
-rrhage means bursting. For example, a _____ is heavy bleeding due to the breaking or bursting of blood vessels
-scope means an instrument used for viewing or measuring. For example, a _____ is used to listen to a person’s heartbeat
-scopy means the use of an instrument for viewing. For example, an _____ is the procedure of viewing the esophagus or stomach
-sis means a state of, or condition. For example, _____ is a lung disease caused by the inhalation of dust
-(s)tomy means the creation of an opening. For example, a _____ is an opening created from the colon (large intestine) to the outside of the body to permit the passage of stool.
-trophy means nourishment or development. For example, _____ is the enlargement of organs or tissues via an increase of size in their component cells.
-y means condition or process of. For example, _____ is an invasive medical technique used to diagnose or treat disorders or conditions
Created by: rleroux