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Glossary of Exploring Medical Language Chapter 5D prefix and suffix

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a-
without or absence
an-
without or absence
endo-
within
eu-
normal, good
pan-
all, total
ploy-
many, much
algia
pain
ar
pertaining to
ary
pertaining to
eal
pertaining to
cele
hernia or protrusion
centesis
surgical puncture to aspirate fluid (with a sterile needle)
ectasis
stretching our, dilatation, expansion
emia
blood condition
gram
record, x-ray image
graphy
process of recording, x-ray imaging
meter
instrument used to measure
metry
measurment
oxia
oxygen
pexy
surgical fixation, suspension
phonia
sound or voice
pnea
breathing
rhagia
rapid flow of blood
scope
instrument used for visual examination
scopy
visual exam
spasm
sudden, involuntary muscle contraction (spasmodic contraction)
stenosis
constriction or narrowing
stomy
creation of an artificial opening
thorax
chest
tomy
cut into or incision

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