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Medical terminology

suffixes

TermDefinition
-ac pertaining to cardiac
-al pertaining to skeletal
-ar pertaining to muscolar
-ary pertaining to pulmonary
-ic pertaining to medic
-ous pertaining to subcutaneous
-tic pertaining to neurotic
-ia condition pneumonia
-ism condition autism
-ium tissue, structure
-y condition, procedure
-icle small ventricle
-ole small arteriole
-ula small uvula
-ule small pustole
-iatrics medical science pediatrics
-iatry medical science psychiatry
-iatrist specialist in medicine of
-ist specialist
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-algia pain myalgia
-dynia pain gastrodynia
-cele hernia
-emia blood condition
-iasis presence of
-itis inflammation
-lysis loosen, break down, loss
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-osis condition thrombosis
-pathy disease
-penya deficiency
-ptosis drooping condition
-rrhage, -rrhagia excessive flow
-rrhea flow
-rrhexis rupture
-spasm involuntary contraction
-centesis puncture
-gram written record
-graph instrument used to produce a record
-graphy process of recording
-meter instrument used to misure
-metry process of measuring
-scope instrument used to look
-scopy process of looking
-desis binding, fixation
-ectomy removal
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty reconstruction
-rrhaphy suture
-stomy creation of an opening
-tomy incision
-asthenia weakness
-kinesia movement
-trophy nourishment
-listhesis slipping
-sic agent
-tic agent
-inflammatory inflammation
-mania excessive desire
-phobia excessive fear of sensitivity
-paresis slight or partial paralysis
-plegia paralysis
-lepsy seize
-palsy paralysis
-ant agent (drugs)
-ic agent (drugs)
-opia, -opsia vision condition
-acusis hearing condition
-rasion rubbing
-plant place
-asthenia weakness
-taxia coordination
-tonia muscle tone
-oid resembling
-tropin stimulating hormone
-emia blood condition
-uria urine condition
-em blood
Created by: lalla