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Flashcards in chapter 3.4 suffixes in surgical procedures Deck (11):
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-ectomy

excision (surgical removal or cutting out)

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-lysis

process of loosening, feeling, or destroying

3

-pexy

surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position)

4

-plasty

surgical repair

5

rrhaphy

suture (initing a wound by stitches)

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-scope

instrument used for viewing (also used in diagnostic procedures)

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-scopy

visual examination with a lighted instrument
(not always a surgical procedure)

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-tome

an instrument used for cutting

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-tomy

incision (cutting into tissue)

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-tripsy

surgical crushing

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-centesis

surgical puncture to aspirate or remove fluid

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