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- ectomy

Surgical Removal

Ex. Gastrectomy (surgical removal of stomach)

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- gram

Record or Picture

Ex. Electrocardiograph (record of heart’s electrical activity)

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- itis

Inflammation

Ex. Arthritis ( joint inflammation)

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- logy

Study of

Ex. Cardiology (study of heart)

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- megaly

Enlarged

Ex. Hepatomegaly (enlarged liver)

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- pathy

Disease

Ex. Myopathy (muscle disease)

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- rrhea

Discharge, flow

Ex. Dysmenorrhea (abnormal, difficult or painful menstrual flow)

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- scope

Instrument for viewing

Ex.

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- plasty

Surgical repair

Ex.

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- oma

Tumor, mass

Ex.

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- ar

Pertaining to

Ex.

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- algia

Pain

Ex. Gastralgia (Stomach Pain)

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- asthenia

Weakness

Ex. Myasthenia ( muscle weakness)

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- cele

Protrusion

Ex. Cystocele (protrusion of urinary bladder)

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- dynia

Pain

Ex. Cardiodynia ( heart pain)

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- cytosis

Abnormal cell condition (too many)

Ex. Erythrocytosis (too many red cells)

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- ectasis

Dilated

Ex. Bronchiectasis (dilated bronchi)

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- edema


Swelling

Ex. Lymphedema (lymphatic swelling)

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- emesis

Vomiting

Ex. Hematemesis (vomiting blood)

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- emia

Blood condition

Ex. Leukemia ( white (cell) blood condition)

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- ia

State, Condition

Ex. Pneumonia (lung condition)

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- iasis

Abnormal condition

Ex. Lithiasis (abnormal condition of stones)

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- ism

State of

Ex. Hypothyroidism (state of insufficient thyroid (hormones)

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- lith

Stone

Ex. Cystolith (bladder stone)

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- lysis

To destroy

Ex. Osteolysis (to destroy bone)

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- lytic

Destruction

Ex. Thrombolytic (clot destruction)

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- malacia

Adnormal softening

Ex. Chondromalacia (abnormal cartilage softening)

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- megaly

Enlarged

Ex. Cardiomegaly (enlarged heart)

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- oma

Tumor, mass

Ex. Carcinoma (cancerous tumor)

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- osis

Abnormal condition

Ex. Cyanosis (abnormal condition of blue (skin) )

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- pathy

Disease

Ex. Myopathy (muscle disease)

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- penia

Too Few

Ex. Cytopenia (too few cells)

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- phobia

Fear

Ex. Photophobia (fear of/sensitivity to light)

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- plegia

Paralysis

Ex. Paraplegia ( paralysis of both lower extremities )

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- potsis

Drooping

Ex. Proctoptosis ( drooping rectum )

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- rrhage

Excessive, abnormal flow

Ex. Hemorrhage (excessive bleeding)

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- rrhagia

Abnormal flow condition

Ex. Menorrhage (excessive bleeding)

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- sclerosis

hardening

Ex. Arteriosclerosis (hardening of artery)

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- spasm

Involuntary muscle contraction

Ex. Bronchospasm (involuntary contraction of bronchi muscles)

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- stasis

Stopping

Ex. Hemostasis (Stopping blood flow)

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- stendid

Narrowing

Ex. Angiostenosis

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- ostomy

Surgically create an opening

Ex. Colostomy (surgical create opening for colon (thru abdominal wall)

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- otomy

Cutting into

Ex. Thoracotomy (cutting into chest)

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- plasty

Surgical repair

Ex. Dermatoplasty (surgical repair of skin)

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- centesis

Puncture to withdraw fluid

Ex. Arthrocentesis (puncture to withdraw fluid from joint)

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- scope

Instrument for viewing

Ex. Gastroscope (instrument to view stomach)

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- cyte

Cell

Ex. Leukocyte (white blood cell)

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- derma

Skin condition

Ex. Leukoderma (white skin condition)

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- dipsia

Thirst

Ex. Polydipsia (much (frequent) thirst)

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- esthesia

Feeling, sensation

Ex. Anesthesia (without sensation)

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- genesis

Produces, generates

Ex. Osteogenesis

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- pepsia

Digestion

Ex. Bradypepsia (slow digestion)

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- phagia

Eating, swallowing

Ex.dyshagia (difficulty swallowing)

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- phasia

Speech

Ex. Aphasia (lack of speech)

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- thorax

Chest

Ex. Hemothorax (blood in chest)

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- trophy

Development

Ex. Hypertrophy (excessive development)