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Chapter 1 Suffixes

Suffixes from Chapter 1 (Text: Medical Terminology - A Living Language)
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-algia
Pain (gastralgia: stomach pain)
-cele
Hernia, Protrusion (cystocele: protrusion of the bladder)
-cyte
Cell (erythrocyte: red cell)
-dynia
Pain (cardiodynia: heart pain)
-ectasis
Dilation (bronchiectasis: dilated bronchi)
-gen
That Which Produces (pathogen: that which produces disease)
-genesis
Produces, Generates (spermatogenesis: produces sperm)
-genic
Producing, Produced By (carcinogenic: producing cancer)
-ia
State, Condition (bradycardia: condition of a slow heart)
-iasis
Abnormal Condition (lithiasis: abnormal condition of stones)
-iatry
Medical Treatment (podiatry: medical treatment for the foot)
-ism
State Of (hypothyroidism: state of low thyroid)
-itis
Inflammation (dermatitis: inflammation of skin)
-logist
One Who Studies (cardiologist: one who studies the heart)
-logy
Study Of (cardiology: study of the heart)
-lysis
Destruction (hemolysis: blood destruction)
-lytic
Destruction (thrombolytic: clot destruction)
-malacia
Abnormal Softening (chondromalacia: abnormal cartilage softening)
-megaly
Enlargement, Large (cardiomegaly: enlarged heart)
-oid
Resembling (fibroid: resembling fibers)
-oma
Tumor, Mass, Swelling (carcinoma: cancerous tumor)
-osis
Abnormal Condition (cyanosis: abnormal condition of being blue)
-pathy
Disease (myopathy: muscle disease)
-phobia
Fear (photophobia: fear of light)
-plasia
Development, Growth (hyperplasia: excessive development)
-plasm
Formation, Development (neoplasm: new formation)
-ptosis
Drooping (blepharoptosis: drooping eyelid)
-rrhage
Excessive, Abnormal Flow (hemorrhage: excessive bleeding)
-rrhagia
Abnormal Flow Condition (cystorrhagia: abnormal flow from the bladder)
-rrhea
Discharge, Flow (rhinorrhea: discharge from the nose)
-rrhexis
Rupture (hysterorrhexis: ruptured uterus)
-sclerosis
Hardening (arteriosclerosis: hardening of an artery)
-stenosis
Narrowing (angiostenosis: narrowing of a vessel)
-therapy
Treatment (Chemotherapy: treatment with chemicals)
-trophy
Nourishment, Development (hypertrophy: excessive development)
-ule
Small (venule: small vein)
-ac
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (cardiac: pertaining to the heart)
-al
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (duodenal: pertaining to the duodenum)
-an
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (ovarian: pertaining to the ovary)
-ar
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (ventricular: pertaining to a ventricle)
-ary
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (pulmonary: pertaining to the lungs)
-atic
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (lymphatic: pertaining to lymph)
-eal
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (esophageal: pertaining to the esophagus)
-iac
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (chondriac: pertaining to cartilage)
-ic
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (gastric: pertaining to the stomach)
-ile
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (penile: pertaining to the penis)
-ine
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (uterine: pertaining to the uterus)
-ior
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (superior: pertaining to above)
-nic
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (embryonic: pertaining to an embryo)
-ory
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (auditory: pertaining to hearing)
-ose
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (adipose: pertaining to fat)
-ous
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (intravenous: pertaining to within a vein)
-tic
Pertaining To - Adjective Suffix (acoustic: pertaining to hearing)