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Med. Term

Chabner, Language of Medicine 11th edition-Chapter 04 Suffixes

SuffixMeaning
-al pertaining to
-ation process, condition
-cision process of cutting
-crine secretion
-dipsia condition of thirst
-emia blood condition
-gen to produce
-graphy process of recording
-ia condition
-ic pertaining to
-ine pertaining to
-ism condition, process
-lapse to fall, slide
-lysis loosening, breakdown, separation, destruction
-meter to measure
-mission to send
-mortem death
-oma tumor
-ous pertaining to
-partum birth
-pathy disease condition
-phagia to eat, swallow
-phasia speak
-plasia formation
-plasm formation
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-rrhea flow, discharge
-scopy process of visual examination
-section incision
-stasis to stand, place, stop, control
-tension pressure,
-thesis to put, place
-tic pertaining to
-trophy nourishment; development
-um structure
-uria urine condition
-y process, condition
 



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