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Glossary of p - v medical prefixes and suffixes

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Formation; development
-plasia
Surgical repair
-plasty
Paralysis; Palsy
-plegia
Breathing
-pnea
Many
Multi-; Poly-
After
Post-
Before; in front of
Pre-
For; before
Pro-
Drooping; sagging; prolapse
-ptosis
Spitting up
-ptysis
Behind
Retro-
Bursting forth
-rrhage; -rrhagia
To suture
-rrhaphy
Flow; discharge
-rrhea
Rupture
-rrhexis
Hardening
-sclerosis
Instrument for visual exam
-scope
Process of visualization with a scope
-scopy
Half
Semi- Hemi-
Sleep
-somnia
To draw together or pull tight
spas-
Twitching; muscle contractions
-spasm
Control; stop
-stasis
Tightening; Stricture
-stenosis
Under; Below
Sub-
Above
Super-; Supra-
Together; with
Sym-; Syn-
Fast
Trachy-
Chest; pleural cavity
-thorax
Through; across
trans-
Opening
-Tresia
Three
Tri-
Crushing; friction
-tripsy
Development
-trophy
Turn
-Tropia
Stimulate; develop; nourish
-tropin
One
Uni-
Urine
-uria
To turn
-version

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