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Med Term Suffixes

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anp108's version from 2017-01-24 20:54

Section 1

Question Answer
-algiameans: pain
-acmeans: pertaining to
-almeans: pertaining to
-icmeans: pertaining to
-icalmeans: pertaining to
-ealmeans: pertaining to
-ousmeans: pertaining to
-armeans: pertaining to
-arymeans: pertaining to
-ticmeans: pertaining to
-celemeans: hernia, protrusion
-centesismeans: surgery puncture to remove fluid
-cytemeans: cell
-dyniameans: pain
-ectomymeans: excision, removal, resection
-emesismeans: vomiting
-emiameans: blood condition
-ectasismeans: stretching, dilation
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Section 2

Question Answer
-genicmeans: produced by, origin
-grammeans: record
-graphmeans: instrument for recording
-graphymeans: process of recording
-iameans: condition
-iasismeans: abnormal condition, presence of
-istmeans: one who specializes
-ionmeans: process
-itismeans: inflammation
-lithotomymeans: incision for removal of stones
-(o)logymeans: study of
-lysismeans: destruction, breaking down
-malaciameans: softening
-megalymeans: enlargement
-olemeans: small
-omameans: tumor, mass
-osismeans: condition (usually abnormal) or increase (with blood cells)
-paresismeans: slight paralysis/weakness
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Section 3

Question Answer
-pathymeans: disease
-peniameans: deficiency, decrease
-pexymeans: suspension, fixation
-plasiameans: development, formation
-plastymeans: surgical repair
-partummeans: birth/labor
-pepsiameans: digestion
-phagiameans: swallowing
-pneameans: breathing
-ptosismeans: drooping, sagging
-rrhagia, -rrhagemeans: excessive or profuse bleeding
-rrhaphymeans: suture (stiches)
-rrheameans: flow, discharge
-sclerosismeans: hardening
-scopemeans: instrument to exaine
-scopymeans: visual exaination
-sismeans: state of, condition
-spasmmeans: sudden contraction
-stomymeans: new opening
-(o)tomymeans: incision, into
-trophymeans: development, nourishment
-um, -iummeans: pericardium
-ymeans: condition, process
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