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HC101: Suffixes

medical terminology suffixes

al pertaining to
algia pain
ar pertaining to
cele swelling or hernia
centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
cyte cell
dynia pain
ectasis dilation
ectomy removal, resection, or excision
emia blood condition
gram record
graphy process of recording
ia condition
ic pertaining to
itis inflammation
lysis destruction
malacia softening
megaly enlargement
meter instrument for measuring
oma a swelling or tumor
osis condition, abnormal condition
ostomy creation of an opening
otomy incision into
pathy disease
pexy surgical fixation
phobia fear
plasty surgical repair
rrhage excessive discharge of blood
rrhaphy suture
rrhea discharge, flow
sclerosis hardening
scopy process of visual examination
stenosis narrowing
Created by: Bechristman