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Diagnostic & Symptomatic Suffixes

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-algia
pain
-cele
swelling, hernia
-dipsia
thirst
-dynia
pain
-ectasis
dilation, expansion
-esthesia
sensation, feeling
-emia
blood, blood condition
-gen
produce, generate
-gram
writing, record or picture
-graph
instrument for recording
-graphy
process of recording
-iasis
condition, formation of, presence of
-itis
inflammation
-kinesis
movement
-lepsy
seizure, convulse
-logy
study of
-malacia
abnormal softening
-megaly
enlargement
-meter
measure, instrument to measure
-metry
act of measuring
-oid
resembling, like
-oma
tumor
-opia
vision
-osis
abnormal condition of, increase (of blood cells)
-pathy
disease
-penia
decrease, deficiency
-phagia
eating, ingesting, swallowing
-phasia
speech
-paresis
weakness, partial paralysis
-plegia
paralysis
-phobia
fear of
-ptosis
drooping, sagging, prolapse, falling
-ptysis
spitting, coughing
-physis
growth
-pnea
breathing
-rrhage
bursting forth
-rrhea
discharge, flow
rrhexis
rupture
-sclerosis
hardening
bnormal condition of hardening
-scope
instrument to view/examine
-scopy
process of visually examining
-spasm
involuntary contraction, twitching
-stasis
standing still, control
-stenosis
narrowing, constriction
-tension
blood pressure
-therapy
treament