Medical Core: Diagnotstic, Symptomatic, and Related Suffixes

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Medical Core Terminology and related Suffixes, Diagnostic, Symptomatic (R.O.P.)

Algia

Pain

Cele

Hernia
(Protrusion of a portion of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening)

centesis

puncture

dynia

pain

ectasis

dilation

ectomy

surgical removal, excision

emia

blood condition

gen

formation, beginning, producing

genesis

formation, beginning

gram

record

graphy

process of recording

graph

instrument for recording

iasis

abnormal condition

itis

inflammation

lith

stone

lysis

separation, destruction, loosening

malacia

softening

megaly

enlargement

meter

instrument for measuring

metry

study in the measurement of

ologist

specialist

ology

study of

oid

resembling

osis

abnormal condition

ostomy

forming an opening (mouth)

otomy

incision, cut

para

deliveries

paresis

partial paralysis

pathy

disease

penia

decreased number

phagia

swallowing, eating

phasia

speech

phobia

fear

plasia

growth

plegia

paralysis
(loss or impairment of motor function in a part due to lesion of the neural or muscular mechanism; also by analogy, impairment of sensory function)

philia

attraction

poiesis

formation, growth

ptosis

drooping

rrhagia

bursting forth

rrhage

bursting forth

rrhaphy

suture, stitch

rrhea

flow

rrhexis

rupture

scope

instrument for visualizing

scopy

visual examination

sclerosis

hardening

schesis

splitting

spasm

cramp

stasis

standing still, stagnation

stenosis

narrowing

toxic

poisonous

trophy

growth

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