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-algia
-dynia
pain
neuralgia is pain along the course of a nerve
-cele
hernia(protrusion of all or part of an organ through the wall of the cavity that contains it - encephalocele
-ectasia
-ectasis
dilation(dilation,enlargement)
angiectasis means dilation of a blood or lymph vessel
-edema
swelling
Edema is a word that means the presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid in the tissues
-emesis
vomiting
Emesis is a word that means vomiting
-emia
condition of the blood
Bacteremia is the presence of bacteria in the blood
-ia, -iasis
condition
Hysteria is a condition so named b/c long ago hysterical women were thought to suffer from a disturbed condition of the uterus
-itis
inflammation
Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix
-lith
stone or calculus
Another name for gallstone is cholelith
-malacia
soft,softening
Osteomalacia is softening of the bones
-mania
excessive preoccupation
kleptomania = excessive preoccupation leads to stealing on impulse
-megaly
enlargment
think mega (large as in megalopolis
-oid(forms adjectives and nouns)
resembling
Mucoid mean similar to or resembling mucus
-oma
tumor
Carcimona is cancer or a cancerous tumor
-osis
condition (often an abnormal condition;sometimes,an increase)
Neurosis is a nervous condition
-pathy
disease
The suffix -pathy is derived from the same source as many words that contain path/o - for example pathogenic organisms can cause disease
-penia
deficiency
Calcipenia is a deficiency of calcium
-phobia
abnormal fear
Hydrophobia is another term for rabies - Actually, rabid animals avoid water because they cannot swallow as a result of the paralysis caused by the virus
-ptosis
prolapse(sagging)
Ptosis means sagging. It also refers to drooping or sagging eyelids
-rrhage,-rrhaiga
excessive bleeding or hemorrhaging
Hemorrhage is abnormal internal or external bleeding
-rrhea
flow or discharge
A urethral or vaginal discharge is a primary feature of gonorrhea
-rrhexis
ruptre
Cardiorrhexis literally means ruptured heart
-spasm
twitching,cramp
Spasm means involuntary and sudden movement or convulsive muscular

contraction
-stasis
stopping, controlling
Stasis means slowing or stopping