Suffixes - "Therapeutic Procedures"

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-centesis

puncture to withdraw fluid of tissue

abdominocentisis - puncture to withdraw fluid or tissue from the abdomen

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-desis

stabilization or binding

arthrodesis - surgical stabilization of a joint

3

-iatric

treatment

geriatric - treatment relating to old age

4

-plasty

repair

angioplasty - surgical repair of a blood vessel

5

-rrhaphy

suturing

hepatorrhaphy - suturing of a wound in the liver

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-stomy

-ostomy

creation of an artificial opening

tracheostomy - creation of an artificial opening in the trachea

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-tomy

cut or incision

keratotomy - surgical cut or incision into the cornea

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-tripsy

crushing

lithotripsy - the crushing of a kidney stone by force or sound waves