ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY SUFFIXES Flashcards

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-pathy
disease
-cyte
cell
-algia
pain
-otomy
cutting into
-bryo
swollen; embryo
-ism
condition; hyperthyroidism
-some
body; chromosome
-ist
one who specializes
-nata
birth; prenatal development
-plasm
form, shape; cytoplasm
-penia
decrease or lack of
-ic
pertaining or related to
-ectomy
surgical removal of, excision
-itis
infammation; gastritis (inflammation of the stomach)
-stalsis
compression; peristalsis (muscular contractions that propel food along the digestive tract)
-scope
instrument to view or examine
-asthen
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-stasis
arrest, fixation; hemostasis (arrest of bleeding)
-phragm
partition; diaphragm (which separates the thoracic and abdominal cavities)
-dips
thirst, dry; polydipsia (excessive thirst associated with diabetes)
-ferent
carry; efferent nerves (nerves carrying impulses away from the CNS)
-iatrics
medical specialty; geriatrics (the branch of medicine dealing with disease associated with old age)
-emia
condition of the blood; anemia (deficiency of red blood cells)
-ac
referring to; cardiac (referring to the heart)
-ory
referring to, of; auditory (referring to hearing)
-plasty
reconstruction of a part, plastic surgery; rhinoplasty (reconstruction of the nose through surgery)
-ia
condition; insomnia (condition of not being able to sleep
-uria
urine; polyuria (passage of an excessive amount of urine)
-apsi
juncture; synapse (where two neurons communicate)
-phasia
speech; aphasia (lack of ability to speak)
-cide
destroy or kill; germicide (an agent that kills germs)
-able
able to, capable of; viable (ability to live exist)
-graph
an instrument used for recording data or writing; electrocardiograph (an instrument used to make an electrocardiogram)
-form, -forma
shape; cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone
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