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-ectasis
-ectasia

dilation, (dilatation), widening

ex. cholangiectasis - dialation of the bile vessel

Cholangi/o means bile duct (vessel). This condition is secondary to bile duct obstruction.

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-emesis

vomiting

ex. hematemesis - vomitting blood

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-pepsia

digestion

ex. dyspepsia - difficult digestion

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-phagia

eating, swallowing

ex. polyphagia - excessive appetite and uncontrolled eating

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-plasty

surgical repair

ex. abdominoplasty - surgical repair of the abdomen

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-ptysis

spitting

ex. hemoptysis - spitting of blood

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-rrhage
-rrhagia

bursting forth (of blood)

ex. hemorrhage - bursting forth of blood

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-rrhaphy

suture

ex. herniorrhaphy - suture repair of hernia

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-rrhea

flow, discharge

ex. diarrhea - complete discharge

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-spasm

involuntary contraction of muscles

ex. pylorospasm - involuntary contraction of the pyloric sphincter

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-stasis

stopping, controlling

ex. cholestasis - stopping of the bile (Flow of the bile from the liver to the duodenum is interrupted)

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-stenosis

narrowing, tightening

ex. pyloric stenosis - narrowing of the pyloric sphincter

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-tresia

opening

ex. atresia - no opening (Absence of a normal opening)

ex. esophageal atresia - no opening of the esophagus