Glossary of Suffixes Chapt 2

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surgical puncture to aspirate or remove fluid
excision (surgical removal or cutting out)
process of loosening, freeing, or destroying
surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position)
surgical repair
suture (uniting a wound by stitches)
visual examination with a lighted instrument (this is not always a surgical procedure)
formation of a an opening
an instrument used for cutting
incision (cutting into tissue)
surgical crushing

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