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Chap 13 Suffixes

Medical Word Elements—Suffixes

ElementMeaningWord Analysis
-dipsia thirst poly/dipsia: excessive thirst
-gen andr/o: male forming, producing, origin andr/o/gen: any steroid hormone that increases masculinization
-toxic poison thyr/o/toxic: pertaining to toxic activity of the thyroid gland
-toxic urine glycos/uria: glucose in the urine
eu good, normal eu/thyr/oid: resembling a normal thyroid gland
exo outside, outward exo/crine: secrete outwardly
hyper excessive, above normal hyper/glyc/emia: excessive glucose in the blood
hypo under, below hypo/insulin/ism: condition of deficiency of insulin
poly many, much poly/uria: excessive urination
-crine secrete endo/crine: secrete internally or within
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