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-dynia

Pain
*gastr/o/dynia = pain in the stomach
[gastr/o=stomach]

2

-emesis

Vomiting
*hyper/emesis = excessive vomiting
[hyper-=excessive, above normal]

3

-iasis

Abnormal condition (produced by something specific)
*chol/e/lith/iasis = presence or formation of gallstones
[chol/e= bile, gall; lith/o=stone, calculus]

4

-megaly

Enlargement
*hepat/o/megaly= enlargement of the liver
[hepat/o=liver]

5

-orexia

Appetite
*an/orexia = without appetite; loss of appetite
[an-=without, not]

6

-osis

Abnormal condition; increase (used primarily with blood cells)
*cirrh/osis = abnormal condition of yellowness
[cirrh=yellow]

7

-Pepsia

Digestion
*dys/pepsia =bad, painful, difficult digestion; aka "indigestion"
[dys-=bad, painful, difficult]

8

-phagia

Swallowing, eating
*dys/phagia = bad, painful, difficultly swallowing or eating
[dys-= bad, painful, difficult]

9

-prandial

Meal
*post/prandial = after a meal
[post-=after, behind]

10

-rrhea

Discharge, flow
*dia/rrhea = frequent, watery bowel movements
[dia-=through across]

11

Endo-

In, within
*endo/scopy = visual examination within (an organ or cavity using an endoscope)
[-scopy= visual examination]

12

Hemat-

Blood
*hemat/emesis = vomiting blood
[-emesis=vomiting]

13

Hypo-

under, below, deficient
*hypo/gastr/ic = pertaining to under, below the stomach
[gastr/o=stomach; -ic=pertaining to]

14

-algia

Pain
*gastr/algia = pain in the stomach
[gastr=stomach]

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