Suffixes in Medical

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Suffixes used commonly in the medicine
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-iatrics -iatry

field of medicine

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-iatrist, -ician, -ist

specialist

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-logist, -ologist

specialist in the study of

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-logy, -ology

study of

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-centesis

surgical procedure

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-cidal, -cide

destroying, killing

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-desis

surgical fixation in bone or joint/binds/ties together

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-dilation

widening, stretching, or expanding

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-ectomy

excision, or surgical removal

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-graphy

process of recording

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-metry

measurement

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-pexy

surgical fixation

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-plasty

surgical repair

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-scopy

visual examination

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-therapy

treatment

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-tomy

cutting into, incision

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-tripsy

crushing

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-acusia, -acusis

hearing

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-algesia, algesic, algia

pain

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-dipsia

thirst

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-essthesia

sensation

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-opia, opsis

vision, view of

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-osmia

smell, odor

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-phobia

fear

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-phoria

feeling

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-clasis, -clast

to break

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-ectasis

dilation, expansion

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-emesis

bomiting

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-kinesia, kinesis

movement

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-lysis

destruction

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-pause, -stasis

cessation, stopping

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-phasia

speech

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-rrghage, -rrhagia

bursting forth

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-rrhea

flow/discharge

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-spasm

sudden involuntary contraction

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-uresis

urination

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-cele

hernia/swelling

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-constriction

narrowing

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-cytosis

condition of the cells

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-derma

skin

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-edema

swelling

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-emia

a condition of the blood

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-gravida

pregnant woman

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-ia, -ism

condition

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-iasis

pathological condition or state

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-itis

inflammation

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-lepsy, -leptic

seizure

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-lith

stone

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-malacia

softening

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-megaly

enlargement

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-necrosis

tissue death

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-oid

resembling

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-oma

tumor

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-osis

abnormal condition

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-oxia

oxygen

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-paresis

slight/partial paralysis

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-partum

childbirth, labor

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-pathy

disease

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-penia

deficiency

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-pepsia

digestion

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-phonia

voice

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-plasia, -plasm

formation, growth

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-plastic

pertaining to formation or growth

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-plegia

paralysis

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-plegic

pertaining to paralysis

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-pnea

breathing

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pneic

pertaining to breathing

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-ptosis

drooping, prolapse

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-salpinx

fallopian tube

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-sclerosis

hardening

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-static

at rest, not in motion

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-stenosis

narrowing, stricture

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-thorax

chest

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-trophy

nourishment, growth

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-uria

urine

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-graph

recording instrument

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-meter

measuring instrument

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-scope

viewing instrument

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-ac, -al, ar, ary, eal, ial, ic, ory, ous, tic, ic, tous

pertaining to

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-cyte

cell

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-gram

record

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-ole, -ule

small

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-prandial

meal

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-stomy

opening