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-er, -ist

one who

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-iatrician

practitioner

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-logist

one who studies; specialist

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-ac, -al, -ic, -ical

pertaining to

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-logic, -logical

pertaining to the study of

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-iatrics, -iatry

medical profession of treatment

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-logy

study or science of

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cardi/o

heart

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crin/o

to secrete

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dermat/o

skin

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esthesi/o

feeling or sensation

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gastr/o, enter/o

stomach, intestines

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ger/a, ger/o, geront/o

elderly

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gynec/o

female

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immun/o

immune

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ne/o, nat/o

new, birth

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neur/o

nerve

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obstetr/o

midwife

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onc/o

tumor

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ophthalm/o

eye

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orth/o, ped/o

straight, child

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ot/o, laryng/o

ear, larynx

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path/o

disease

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ped/o

child

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psych/o

mind

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radi/o

radiation (or radius)

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rheumat/o

rheumatism

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rhin/o

nose

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ur/o

urinary tract, or urine

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malignant

tending to become worse, spread, and cause death

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benign

not cancerous, does not spread

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triage

patients are prioritized according to their need for treatment

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local anesthesia

affects a small area only

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general anesthesia

act on the brain and cause loss of concoiusness

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regional anesthesia

a local anesthetic is used to block a group of nerve fibers that detect sensations

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theapist

a person with special skills who is trained in one or more areas of health care

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forensic medicience

deals with the legal aspects of health care

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-centesis

surgical puncture to aspirate or remove fluid

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-ectomy

excision

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-lysis

process of loosening, freeing, or destorying

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-pexy

surgical fixation

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-plasty

surgical repair

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-rrhaphy

suture

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-scopy

visual examination with a lighted instrument

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-stomy

formation of a opening

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-tome

an instrument used for cutting

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-tomy

incision

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-tripsy

surgical crushing

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aden/o

gland

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angi/o

vessel

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append/o, appendic/o

appendix

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bi/o

life or living

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blephar/o

eyelid

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cerebr/o, encephal/o

brain

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chir/o

hand

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col/o

colon or large intestine

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cutane/o, derm/a, dermat/o

skin

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faci/o

face

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hepat/o

liver

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mamm/o, mast/o

breast

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muscul/o, my/o

muscle

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myel/o

bone marrow or spinal cord

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oste/o

bone

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pulm/o, pulmon/o, pneum/o, pneumon/o

lungs

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tonsill/o

tonsil

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trache/o

trachea

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vas/o

vessel; ductus deferens

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-algia, -dynia

pain

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-cele

hernia

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-ectasia, -ectasis

dilation

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-edema

swelling

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-emesis

vomiting

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-emia

condition of the blood

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-ia, -iasis

condition

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-itis

inflammation

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-lith

stone or calculus

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-malacia

soft, softening

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-mania

excessive preoccupation

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-megaly

enlargement

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-oid

resembling

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-oma

tumor

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-osis

condition (often an abnormal one)

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-pathy

disease

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-penia

deficiency

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-phobia

abnormal fear

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-ptosis

prolapse (sagging)

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-rrhage, -rrhagia

excessive bleeding or hemorrhage

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-rrhea

flow or discharge

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-rrhexis

rupture

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-spasm

twitching, cramp

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-stasis

stopping, controlling

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-able, -ible

capable of, able to

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-ac, -al, -an, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ive, -tic

pertaining to

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-ase

enzyme

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-eum, -ium

membrane

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-ia, -ism

condition or theory

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-iac

one who suffers

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-opia

vision

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-ose

sugar

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-ous

pertaining to or characterized by

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-y

state or condition

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adip/o, lip/o

fat

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amyl/o

starch

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glyc/o

sugar

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hemat/o

blood

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lact/o

milk

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lith/o

stone

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micro-

small

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muc/o

mucus

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prote/o, protein/o

protein

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pyr/o

fire