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Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
-agra painful seizure
-algesia excessive sensitivity to pain
-algia pain
-ase enzyme
-asis, -asia condition, state of
-asthenia weakness
-cele swelling
-centesis puncture
-clasis breakdown, fracture
-coccus spherical bacteria
-cyte cell
-desis binding, stabilization
-dynia pain
-ectasia, -ectasis dilation, expansion
-ectomy surgical removing
-ema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emia condition of the blood
-esis condition, process
-gen producer
-genic, -genesis producing, beginning
-ia pathological condition
-iasis state of disease
-itis inflammation
-lepsy seizure
-lithiasis stone formation
-lysis breaking down, detachment
-lytic decomposition
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-ole small
-oma tumor
-opia vision
-orexia appetite
-osis disease
-paresis mild paralysis
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-pepsia digestion
-pexy surgical fixation
-phagia eating, swallowing
-phasia speech disorder
-pheresis removal
-philia tendency toward
-phobia fear
-phoresis transmission
-phrenia mental disorder
-phylaxis protection
-physis growth
-plasia growth, formation
-plasty plastic surgery
-plegia paralysis, stroke
-pnea breathing
-poiesis making, formation
-ptosis drooping
-ptysis spitting
-rrhage, -rrhagia excessive flow
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument for viewing
-scopy visual examination
-spasm contraction
-stalsis constriction
-stasis maintain a constant level
-stenosis narrowing
-sthenia strength
-stomy surgical opening
-therapy treatment
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
-trophy growth
-uria condition of urine
-ac, -al, -ary, -iac, -ial, -ic, -tic pertaining to
-cide killing
-gram a recording
-graph a recording instrument
-graphy a method of recording
-ist, -ian one who specializes in
-logy study
-oid resembling, related to
-ule small, little
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