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Glossary of LOM Chapter 6 Suffixes

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-ectasis, ectasia
stretching, dilation, dilatation
-emesis
vomiting
-lysis
destruction, breakdown, separation
-pepsia
digestion
-phagia
eating, swallowing
-plasty
surgical repair
-ptosis
prolapse, fall, sag
-ptysis
spitting
-rrhage, -rrhagia
bursting forth
-rrhaphy
suture
-rrhea
flow, discharge
-spasm
sudden, involuntary contraction of muscles
-stasis
to stop; control
-stenosis
tightening, stricture, narrowing
-tresia
opening

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