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1 Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 1 Suffixes

2   Identify and define useful diagnostic and procedural suffixes.  Analyze, spell, and pronounce medical terms that contain diagnostic and procedural suffixes. Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 2 Learning Objectives

3  Suffixes are divided into two groups : 1.Diagnostic suffixes describe disease conditions or their symptoms 2.Procedural suffixes describe procedures used in patient care Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 3 Suffixes

4  -algia pain -emia blood condition -ia condition Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 4 Diagnostic Suffixes

5  -itis inflammation -megaly enlargement -oma tumor, mass Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 5 Diagnostic Suffixes (cont.)

6  -osis condition, abnormal condition -pathy disease condition Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 6 Diagnostic Suffixes (cont.)

7  -rrhea flow, discharge -rrhage excessive -rrhagia discharge of blood Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 7 Diagnostic Suffixes (cont.)

8  -sclerosis hardening -uria condition of urine Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 8 Diagnostic Suffixes (cont.)

9  Each of these means “ pertaining to ” -al or -eal -ar -ary -ic Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 9 Diagnostic Suffixes – Adjective Suffixes

10  -centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid -ectomy removal, resection, excision Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 10 Procedural Suffixes

11  -gram record -graphy process of recording Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 11 Procedural Suffixes (cont.)

12  -lysis separation, breakdown, destruction -plasty surgical repair or surgical correction Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 12 Procedural Suffixes (cont.)

13  -scopy process of visual examination -stomy opening Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 13 Procedural Suffixes (cont.)

14  -therapy treatment -tomy incision, to cut into Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 14 Procedural Suffixes (cont.)

15  1.Suffix meaning enlargement -G A Y M L E 2.Suffix meaning separation, breakdown -S Y S I L 3.Holding back blood from an area of the body H A S E I M I C Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 15 Medical Scramble

16  4.Ear pain T A I L O G A 5.Benign tumor of muscle Y M O A M 6.Sharp, sudden, severe T U E C A Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 16 Medical Scramble (cont.)

17  Bonus Term: Tumor of bone marrow (Hint: It affects MULTIPLE areas of bone marrow tissue.) Y L M O A M E Copyright © 2012, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1999, 1991 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 17 Medical Scramble (cont.)


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