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Nurs 226 Med-term 5

Intro to Professional Nursing: Medical Terminology (common suffixes)

-a Change word to a noun (um...right)
-algia Pain (nostalgia...depending your definition)
-blast Immature, embryonic (osteoblast: immature bone cell)
-cele Hernia, protrusion (cystocele: protrusion of bladder)
-cide Kill (scottycide: to kill scotty)
-cise Cut (Incision: not quite "-cise" but you get the idea)
-cle Small (vesicle: small blister)
-dynia Pain (cardiodynia: heart pain)
-ectasis Dilation (bronchiectasis: dilated bronchi)
-ectopia Displacement (think, ectopic pregnancy)
-emia Blood Condition (hypoxemia: lack of O2 in the blood)
-er One who (hipster: one who presents with hip-ness)
-gen That which produces (mutagen: produces mutations)
-genic Producing (carcinogenic: cancer producing)
-ia State, condition (insomnia: state or condition of most nursing students)
-iasis Abnormal condition (I remember this by thinking "as is," like when you're buying a car in abnormal condition)
-iatric Medicine, physician (pediatric)
-ion Process (decision: process of deciding)
-ism State of (scottism: state of having no sleep)
-coccus Spherical
-cyte Cell (leukocyte: WBC)
-genesis Produces, generates (Osteogenesis: produces bone)
Created by: scottheadrick