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-iasis

Abnormal condition (produced from something specific)
*lith/iasis = abnormal condition of stones or calculus
[lith=stone, calculus]

2

-lysis

Separation; destruction; loosening
*dia/lysis = process of removing toxic wastes from blood when kidneys are unable to do so
[dia-=through, across]

3

-pathy

Disease
*nephr/o/pathy = disease of the kidney(s)
[nephr/o=kidney]

4

-ptosis

Prolapse, downward displacement
*nephr/o/ptosis =downward displacement or dropping of the kidney(s)
[nephr/o=kidney]

5

-tripsy

Crushing
*lith/o/tripsy = crushing of a stone or calculus
[lith/o=stone, calculus]

6

-uria

Urine
*olig/uria = diminished or scanty capacity to form or pass urine
[olig=scanty]

7

An-

Without, not
*an/uria = without urine
[-uria=urine]

8

Poly-

Many, much
*poly/uria = excessive urination
[-uria = urine]

9

Supra-

Above; excessive; superior
*supra/ren/al = pertaining to above the kidney
[ren=kidney; -al=pertaining to]

10

-emia

Blood condition
*azot/emia = nitrogenous compounds in the blood
[azot= nitrogenous compounds]

11

-pexy

Fixation (of an organ)
*nephr/o/pexy = surgical fixation of the kidney(s)
[nephr/o=kidney]

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