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-iac

one who suffers

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insomniac

one who suffers from insomnia

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insomnia

lack of sleep

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hemophiliac

one who suffers from hemophilia

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hemophilia

a blood disease

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membrane

pliable sheet of tissue that covers of lines or connects organs or cells

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-eum & -ium

suffixes that denote membrane

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peritoneum

the membrane that lines the abdominal and pelvic cavities and covers the organs within these cavities.

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periton/o

combining form for peritoneum is

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pericardium

the membrane surrounding the heart

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endometrium

membrane surrounding the uterus

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-lepsy

A relationship to seizures is denoted in medical terms by the suffix

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epilepsy,

which refers to any of a group of disorders characterized by sudden transient attacks caused by disturbances of brain function.

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loss of consciousness, abnormal behavior, and sensory disturbances.

Manifestations of epilepsy include

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seizure

A single episode is called a

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

pertaining to

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-oid

resembling

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biliary

pertaining to the bile

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mammary

pertaining to the breast

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peritoneal

pertaining to the peritoneum

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tardive

delayed, or literally, pertaining to tardiness

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paralytic

pertaining to paralysis,

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sclerotic,

pertaining to hardening (scler/o).

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-opia

pertaining to vision

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Myopia

nearsightedness, a condition in which the patient is unable to see normally at a distance.

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hyperopia

farsightedness

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n enzyme

is a protein molecule that catalyzes chemical reactions in other substances

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Presbyopia

a type of farsightedness and impaired vision that occurs with advancing age, starting between the ages of 40 and 45. This

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The suffix that means enz
yme