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-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ical, -ile, -ior, -ious, -tic
pertaining to
cardia, oral, diabetic, venus, surgical.
-ia, -ism, -esis
condition (abnormal)
alcoholism
-centesis
puncture (surgical)
thoracocentesis
-clasis
to break [a bone]
osetoclasis
-desis
fixation or bind of bone or joint
arthrodesis (fixation of a joint)
-ectomy
removal
appendectomy
-lysis
destruction, loosen, seperate
hemolysis, thrombolytic
-pexy
fixation (of an organ)
gastropexy
-plasty
surgical repair
rhinoplasty
-rrhaphy
suture, saw
neurorrhaphy
-stomy
to form an opening
colostomy
-tome
instrument to cut
craniotome (scull cutter)
-tomy
to make an incision
thoractomy
-tripsy
to crush
lithotripsy (crushing gallstones)
-gram
medical record
electrocardiogram
-graph
instrument used for recording
-graphy
the process of recording
electrocariography
-meter
instrument used to measure
thermometer
-metry
the process of measuring
pelvimetry (measuring the pelvis)
-scope
instrument used to view
endoscope (tube that goes inside body)
-scopy
process of viewing, examining
endoscopy
-algia, dynia
pain
neuralgia
-cele
hernia or swelling (so its inside)
myelocele( swelling inside the bone marrow)
-ectasis
dilation/expansion
eyes dialate when under inffluence
-edema
swelling
lymphedema
-emesis
vomit
hematemesis (vomitting blood)
-emia
blood condition
leukemia
-gen, -genesis
to create, formation
osteogenesis
-iasis
production of an abnormality
-itis
inflammation
pancreatitis
-lith
stone
fecalith
-malacia
softening
-megaly
enlargement
-oma
tumer
-osis
abnormal condition (pertains to blood)
leukocytosis (abnormal blood condition)
-pathy
disease
cardiopathy
-penia
decrease/deficiency
leukopenia (white cell count decreases)
-phagia
eating/swallowing
dysphagia(cant swallow, eat)
-phasia
speaking
dysphasia (cant speak due to brain lesion)
-phobia
fear
-plasia, -plasm
formation/growth
neoplasm ( new growth)
-plegia
paralysis
quadroplegia
-rrhage, -rrhagia
bursting forth
hemorrhage (BURST of blood) not hernia =)
-rrhea
discharge/flow
rhinorrhea (runny nose)
-rrhexis
rupture
cardiorrhexis
-spasm
involuntary twitching
-stenosis
becomes narrow
arteriostenosis (narrowing of arteries)
-toxic
poison
-trophy
development/nourishment
atrophy (absence of development)
-iatry, iatr/o
medicine/treatment
psychiatry
-ician, -ist
specialist
-y
condition/process
-icle, -ole, -ule
small/ minute
epi-
above, on, upon
ante-, pre-, pro-
before, in front of
hypo-, infra-, sub-
below, under, defficient
inter-, intera <- i have(intra)
between, within
intervertebral
post-
after, behind
retro-
backward, behind
uni-, mono-
one
bi-
two
diplo-, dipl-
double
tri-
three
tetra-, quadri-
four
primi
first
multi, poly-
many
hemi-
one half
hyper, ultra-, super-, supra-
extra, excess, too much
macro-
large
micro-
small, tiny
ab-
away from
ad-
toward
circum-, peri
around or about
dia-, trans-
through, across
ecto-, exo-, extra-
outside, outward
endo-, intra-
within, inside, in
para-
beside, near
a-, an-
without, lack of
im-, in-
not
anti-, contra-
against
brady-
slow
dys-, mal-
bad
eu-
good/ normal
hetero-
different
homo-, homeo-
same
pan-
all
pseudo-
false
syn-
with, together
tachy-
fast