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-algia

pain

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-cele

hernia

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-centesis

surgical

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-coccus

berry-shaped bacterium

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formation of plurals: words ending in -us are made plural by dropping that and adding an -i

nucleus = nuclei
bronchus = bronchi
thrombus = thrombi

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-cyte

cell

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-dynia

pain

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-ectomy

excision, removal, resection

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-emia

blood condition

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-genesis

condition of producing, forming

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-gram

record

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-graph

instrument for recording

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-graphy

process of recording

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-itis

inflammation

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-logy

study of

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-lysis

breakdown, destruction, separation

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-malacia

softening

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-megaly

enlargement

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-oma

tumor, mass, collection of fluid

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-opsy

to view

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-osis

condition, usually abnormal

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-pathy

disease condition

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-penia

deficiency

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-phobia

fear

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-plasia

development, formation, growth

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-plasty

surgical repair

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-ptosis

falling, dropping, prolapse

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-sclerosis

hardening

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-scope

instrument for visual examination

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-scopy

process of visual examination (with an endoscope)

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-stasis

stopping, controlling

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-stomy

opening to form a mouth (stoma)

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-therapy

treatment

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HEMOSTASIS AND ISCHEMIA

hemostasis is the control of blood loss after an injury or during surgery. Ischemia occurs when blood flow to tissues is not sufficient. this condition deprives cells of O2 and, if not reversed, leads to tissue death.

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-tomy

incision, cutting into

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-trophy

development, nourishment

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-er

one who

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-ia

condition

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-ist

specialist

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-ole

little, small

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-ule

little, small

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-um, -ium

structure, tissue

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-us

structure, substance

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-y

condition, process

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-ac, iac

pertaining to

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-al

pertaining to

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-ar

pertaining to

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-ary

pertaining to

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-eal

pertaining to

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-genic

pertaining to, producing, produced by, or in

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-ic, -ical

pertaining to

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-oid

resembling

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-ose

pertaining to, full of

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-ous

pertaining to

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-tic

pertaining to