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Flashcards in Suffixes Deck (72):
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-algia, -dynia

pain

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-genesis

origin or production

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-lysis

breaking down of dissolution

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-megaly

enlargement

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-oid

resembling

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-penia

abnormal reduction

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-rrhea

discharge

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-spasm

involuntary contraction

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-cele

pouching or hernia

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-ectasis

expansion or dilation

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-emia

blood condition

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-iasis

formation or presence of

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-itis

inflammation

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-malacia

softening

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-oma

tumor

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-osis

condition or increase

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-phil, -philia

attraction for

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-ptosis

falling or downward displacement

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-rrhage, -rrhagia

to burst forth (usually blood)

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-rrhexis

rupture

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-centesis

puncture for aspiration

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-desis

binding

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-ectomy

excision (removal)

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-pexy

suspension or fixation

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-plasty

surgical repair or reconstruction

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-rrhaphy

suture

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-tomy

incision

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-stomy

creation of an opening

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-ation

process

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-e

general indicator that a word is a person, place, or thing

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-ia, -ism

condition of

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-y

condition or process of

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-ium

structure or tissue

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-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ous, -tic

pertaining to

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-icle, -ole, -ula, -ule

small

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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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-iatrics, -iatry

treatment

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-logy

study

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-logist

one who specializes in the study or treatment of

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-ist

one who specializes in

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-meter

instrument for measuring

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-metry

process of measuring

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-poiesis

formation

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-scope

instrument for examination

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-scopy

process of examination

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-stasis

stop or stand

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Gastralgia or gastrodynia

stomach pain

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Epigastralgia

pain in the tissue upon the stomach

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Gastrospams

involuntary contraction of the stomach

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Gastrorrhea

discharge of gastric juice from the stomach

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Gastromegaly

enlargement of the stomach

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Gastroscopy

examination of the stomach

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Endoscope

instrument to examine within

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Gastroscope

instrument to examine the stomach

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Gastritis

inflammation of the stomach

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Gastrolithiasis

the presence of a stone in the stomach

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Gastromalacia

softening of the stomach wall

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Gastrocele

pouching or hernia of the stomach

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Gastrorrhagia

bursting forth of blood from the stomach

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Hemostasis

efforts to stop hemorrhaging blood

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Gastroenterology

medical speciality involved with the study of gastrointestinal conditions

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Gastroenterologist

physician who specializes in the treatment of the stomach and intestines

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Stenosis

a condition or increase of narrowing

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Gastrostenosis

a narrowed condition of the stomach

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Gastrotomy

incision in the stomach

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Gastrectomy

a partial or complete removal of the stomach

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Gastroptosis

falling or displacement of the stomach

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Gastroplasty

surgical repair of the stomach

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Gastrostomy

creation of a new opening in the stomach

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Gastrorrhaphy

suturing of the stomach