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Medical Terminology

QuestionAnswer
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-asthenia weakness
-cele hernia, bulging
centesis surgical puncture for removal of fluid
-cyte cell
-dipsia thirst
-dynia pain
-eal pertaining to
-ectasis dilation or distension of an organ
-ectomy surgical removal
-emia blood condition
-genic producing, forming
-gram record, picture
-graphy, -graph instrument for recording
-ia disease, abnormal condition
-iasis pathological condition
-iatry treatment
-ic pertaining to
-icle small
-ism state, condition
-itis inflammation of
-ium metallic element
-lepsy seizure
-lith stone
-logy study of
-lysis breaking down
-lytic destroy, reduce
-malacia softening
-megaly enlarged
-meter measuring instrument
-metry process of measuring
-oid resembling, like
-oma tumor
-opia, opsia vision
-osis abnormal condition
-osmia odor, smell
-ous processing, full of
-paresis incomplete, partial
-path, -pathy disease
-penia deficiency, decreased number
-pepsia digestion
-phagia eating, swallowing
-philia attraction to
-phobia fear of
-plasia formation
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis, stroke
-rrhage blood bursting forth
-rrhea flow, discharge
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument to view
-scopy process of viewing
-spasm twitching, involuntary contraction
-stasis control, stop
-stenoisis narrowing
-stomy artificial opening
-therapy treatment
-tic pertaining to
-tocia conditions of labor
-tomy incision, cut
-toxic poison
-tripsy rubbing, crushing
-trophy nourishment, development
-tropic, -tropia turning
-ula, -ule small
-uria urine, urination
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