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-ac

pertaining to
Ex: Cadiac - pertaining to the heart

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-algia

pain
Ex: fibermyalgia

3

-cele

hernia

4

-centesis

surgical puncture
Ex: paracentesis (puncture of the body cavity for the removal of fluid

5

-clysis

washing, irrigarion
Ex: enteroclysis - enema of the intestines

6

-cyte

cell
Ex: hematocyte - any blood cell

7

-ectasia

dilation, stretching
Ex: gastrectasia - dilation of the stomach

8

-emesis

vomiting
Ex: hyperemesis - excessive vomiting

9

-emia

denoting a condition of blood
Ex: glycemia - sugar in the blood

10

-ectomy

excision (cutting out)
Ex: tonsillectomy - cutting out of the tonsils

11

-genesis

condition of producing
Ex: carcinogenesis - the origin of the production of cancer

12

-itis

inflammation
Ex: dermatitis - inflammation of the skin

13

-lith

stone
Ex: nephrolith ( kidney stone)

14

-lysis

breakdown
Ex: hemolysis - destruction of red blood cells

15

-malasia

softening
Ex: osteomalasia - softening of the bones

16

-megaly

enlargement
Ex: cardiomegaly - enlargement of the heart

17

-odynia

painful condition
Ex: cardiodynia ( pain in the heart)

18

-oma

tumor
Ex: carcinoma - malignat tumor

19

-opsy

vision
Ex: biopsy - excision of a small piece of living tussue

20

-orexia

appeitite, desire
Ex: anorexia

21

-orrhera

flow, discharge
Ex: gastrorrhea - excessive secretion of gastric juices

22

-ostomy

to make a new opening
Ex: colostomy - the establishment of an atrifical anus

23

-otomy

incision to cut into -
Ex: nephrotomy - incision into the kidney

24

-path

morbid, diseased
Ex: sociopath - person who feels no remorse of guilt about behaving badly in social inappropriate ways

25

-pathy

disease
Ex: neuropathy - any nerve disease

26

--penia

deficiency -
Ex: leukopenia - situation where the total number of white boodcells is less than normal

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-pepsia

digestion
Ex: dyspepsia - upset stomach

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-pexy

fixation, to put into place
Ex: nephropexy - surgical attachment of a floating kidney

29

-phobia

fear
Ex: claustrophobia - fear of being in a closed small space

30

-pnea

breath
Ex: polypena - very rapid breathing

31

-rhythmia

rhythmical
Ex: arrhythmia - any variation the of a normal heart beat

32

-sclerosis

hardening -
Ex: arteriosclerosis - Harding of the arteries

33

-spasm

sudden violent involuntary contraction of the muscles

34

-stasis

arrest, control
Ex: cholestasia - an arrest in the flow of bile from the liver

35

-taxis

order, arrangement
Ex: thermotaxis - regulation of the temperature of the body

36

-tripsy

crushing
Ex: lithotripsy - crushing of a stone in the kidney by a machine that uses sound waves to break up the stone so that it can be passed in the urine

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-trophy

development, nourishment
Ex: hypertrophy --overgrowth or increase in the bulk of a body part or organ

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-uria

urine
albuminuria- presence of protein in the urine