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Chapter 2

Suffix---Med-Term

TermDefinition
-algia pain
-asthenia weakness
-cele hernia/protrusion
-dynia pain
-cytosis abnormal cell condition
-edma swelling
-ectasis dilated/stretched out
-emesis vomiting
-emia condition of the blood
-itis inflammation
-lith stone
-lysis destruction
-lytic destruction
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement/enlarged
-oma tumor/mass
-pathy disease
-penia too few
-phobia fear
-plegia paralysis
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhexis rupture
-rrhea dischrage/flow
-sclerosis hardened condition
-spasm involuntary muscle contraction
-stasis stopping
-stenosis narrowing
-uria condition of the urine
-clasia surgical breaking
-desis surgical fixation
-ectomy surgical removal
-ostomy surgical create an opening
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-tripsy crushing
-centesis puncture to withdraw fluid
-gram record or picture
-graphy process of measuring
-meter instruments of measuring
-metry process of visually examining
-scope instrument for viewing
-cyte cell
-derma skin condition
-esthesia feeling/sensation
-kinesia movement
-opia vision
-osmia sense of smell
-oxia oxygen
-partum birth/labor
-pepsia digestion
-phasia speech
-pnea breathing
-poiesis formation
-therapy treatment
-thorax chest
-phagia eating/swallowing
-cyesis pregnancy
-globin protein
-ole small
-ician specialist
Created by: vanglou32