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ch7 table 7-2

medical assisting common suffixes

-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ia, -ic, -ory, -ous -tic pertaining to, condition (of)
-ad Toward
_algia, -dynia Pain
-ase enzyme
-asthenia weakness
-blast baby, immature
-cele Hernia, abnormal protrusion
-cide, -cidal killing, destroying
-crine to secrete
-cyte cell
-derma skin
-ectasia, -ectasis Stretching, dilating
-ectomy surgical removal
-edma swelling, fluid accumulation
-ema, -iasis, -ism, -lepsy, -osis Condition, abnormal condition
-emesis Vomiting
-emia Blood
-esthesia Sensation, feeling
-gen, -genesis, -genetic producing, production, production of , formation
-globin, -globulin protein
-gram recording
-graph instrument used to record
-graphy process of recording
-itis inflammation
-kinesia, -kinesis movement
-logist one who studies
-logy the study of
-lysis, -lytic destruction
-malacia softening
-mania, -manic Abnormal preoccupation or obsession
-megaly Enlargement
-meter, -metry measuring device, process of measuring
-oid Resembling
-oma Tumor
-opia vision
-ose Sugar
-ostomy Formation of a new opening
-para, -parous Bearing, producing child
-pathy Disease
-penia Deficiency
-pepsia digestion
-pexy surgical fixation
-phage, -phagy, -phagia to eat or digest
-phasia speaking
-phil, -philia to love
-phobia Abnormal fear
-phonia sound
-phrenia , -phrenic Mind, diaphragm
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia, plegic paralysis
-pnea breath or breathing
-poiesis formation
-ptosis sagging or drooping
-rrhage, -rrhagia heavy discharge
-rrhapy suturing
-rrhea Discharge, flowing
-rrhexis Rupture
-scope, -scopy instrument, process of using the instrument
-somnia sleep
-stasis stopping
-stenosis Narrowing
-stomy Opening
-tome Instrument used for cutting
-tomy The process of cutting
-thropic, -throphy nutrition
-uria urine
-version Turning
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