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PT Medical Term 3

Suffixes

SuffixMeaningExample
-algia pain neuralgia, gastralgia
-cele hernia, protrusion, tumor gastrocele (hernia of stomach)
-centesis puncture paracentesis (puncture of a cavity)
-dynia pain anodyne (relieves pain)
-ectasis expansion, dilation bronchiectasis (abnormal dilation of a bronchus)
-ectomy to remove surgically hysterectomy
-emia pertaining to the blood hyperglycemia, septicemia (infection of the blood)
-genesis production, or origin thrombogenesis
-genic referring to origin neurogenic, osteogenic
-iasis condition of, presence of cholelithiasis (presence of stones in gallbladder)
-itis inflammation endocarditis (of the endocardium)
-ium implies a membrane endocardium
-logy study (of) histology, cardiology
-lysis dissolution, breaking down hemolysis, autolysis
-megaly enlargement splenomegaly
-oid -like lipoid (fat-like)
-oma growth or tumor adenoma (glandular tumor)
-osis condition, disease dermatosis (any skin condition)
-ostomy creation of a more or less permanent opening colostomy
-otomy incision into thoracotomy
-pathy disease retinopathy (of the retina)
-penia deficiency leukopenia, neutropenia
-pexy to fix (in place) nephropexy (kidney)
-plegia paralysis cycloplegia, paraplegia
-rrhagia bleeding hemorrhage
-scopy examination bronchoscopy
-spasm involuntary contractions enterospasm (intestinal contractions)
-stasis stop, stand still hemostatic
-uria pertaining to or in the urine glycosuria, polyuria
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