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Suffixes

word elements that are attached to the end of roots and combining forms to add to or change their meaning
*all medical terms have a suffix

-ac,-al,-ar,-ary,-eal,-iac,-ic,-ical,-ose,-ous,-tic

pertaining to

-algia

pain

-centesis

surgical puncture to remove flid

-cide

to kill, destroy

-cyte

cell

-ectomy

removal of

-gram

record

-graph

an instrument used to record

-graphy

process of recording

-ia

condition, esp. and abnormal state

-ism

condition

-itis

inflammation of

-lithiasis

presence of or formation of stones

-logy

study of

-megaly

enlargement

-oid

resembling

-oma

tumor

-otomy

surgical incision

-pathy

disease

-plasy

surgical repair

-plegia

paralysis

-pnea

breathing, respiration

-rrhea

drainage, flow

-scope

examination, instrument

-scopy

examination using a scope

-stasis

stoppage

-stomy

surgically create an artificial mouth or stoma (opening)

cardiac

pertaining to the heart

cellular

pertaining to the cell

psychotic

pertaining to psychosis

neuralgia

pain along a nerve

amniocentesis

insertion of needle to withdraw sample of amniotic fluid

germicide

chemical substance that kills germs

leukocyte

white blood cell

gastrectomy

removal of part or all of the stomach

bacteremia

bacteria i nteh blood

electrocardiogram

record of the electrial activity of the heart

electrocardiograph

instrument that records electrical variations in cardiac muscle activity

electrocardiography

the making and study of electrocardiograms

tachycardia

condition of abnormal rapid heart rate

hypothyroidism

condition created by less than normal levels of thyroid hormones

carditis

inflammation of the heart

cholelithiasis

presence of stones in the gallbladder

cardiology

study of the heart

hepatomegaly

enlargement of the liver

rheumatoid

resembling rheumatism

myoma

tumor containing muscle tissue

tracheotomy

incision into trachea

encephalopathy

disorder of the brain

rhinoplasty

plastic surgery of hte nose

hemiplegia

paralysis of one side (half) of the body

apnea

temporary cessation of breathing

rhinorrhea

drainage from the nose

otoscope

instrument used to examine the ear

sigmoidoscopy

examination of hte sigmoid colon using a scope

venstasis

stoppage of blood in an extremity

colostomy

surgical opening into the colon to create a stoma

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