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A&P STUDY GUIDE
SUFFIXES
For you to get a good grade in your A&P course,
you will need to recognize certain terms.
Breaking down words into their m...
FOR EXAMPLE:
Derm(at) is a word meaning “skin.”
Add -ology (“the study of”) to that
word and it becomes:
DERMATOLOGY
Derma...
Got it? Great.
Let’s begin.
-algia
pain
Fibromyalgia is a common ailment in which a
person experiences chronic, widespread pain.
“Fibro” is Latin for “fibrous tis...
-cyte
cell
A lymphocyte is a white blood cell that
acts as part of the immune system.
-ectomy
removal
Appendectomy, the removal of the
appendix, is the most common emergency
surgery performed in the United States.
-emia
blood condition
To help treat anemia, or low blood iron, is to
include leafy greens, red meat, and legumes
in one’s diet.
-itis
inflammation
Rhinitis is one of the most common ailments—
inflammation of the mucous membrane in the
nose. Symptoms include a runny nos...
-oma
tumor, mass
A scintillating scotoma is a visual aura
that usually precedes a migraine. During
this phenomenon, a mass of flickering or...
-opsy
to view
When cancer is possibly detected, doctors will
usually perform a biopsy and remove a small
portion of the area in question...
-gram
record
An ECG, or electrocardiogram, is a visual record
of electrical currents within the heart. It is used
to diagnose possible ...
Hyperemia is:
a. the study of blood disorders
b. an abnormal increase of blood in any
part of the body
c. normal blood flo...
Arthralgia is:
a. pain in the joints
b. an inflammation of a joint
c. restricted blood flow to a joint
d. a visual record ...
Get a head start with Anatomy & Physiology.
Available for:
All the images and content are from Anatomy & Physiology, an ap...
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  1. 1. A&P STUDY GUIDE SUFFIXES
  2. 2. For you to get a good grade in your A&P course, you will need to recognize certain terms. Breaking down words into their most basic components is the easiest way to do this. A suffix is a word added to another word that changes its meaning. In the world of anatomy, suffixes are king.
  3. 3. FOR EXAMPLE: Derm(at) is a word meaning “skin.” Add -ology (“the study of”) to that word and it becomes: DERMATOLOGY Dermatology is the study of skin.
  4. 4. Got it? Great. Let’s begin.
  5. 5. -algia pain
  6. 6. Fibromyalgia is a common ailment in which a person experiences chronic, widespread pain. “Fibro” is Latin for “fibrous tissues” and “myo” is Greek for “muscle”.
  7. 7. -cyte cell
  8. 8. A lymphocyte is a white blood cell that acts as part of the immune system.
  9. 9. -ectomy removal
  10. 10. Appendectomy, the removal of the appendix, is the most common emergency surgery performed in the United States.
  11. 11. -emia blood condition
  12. 12. To help treat anemia, or low blood iron, is to include leafy greens, red meat, and legumes in one’s diet.
  13. 13. -itis inflammation
  14. 14. Rhinitis is one of the most common ailments— inflammation of the mucous membrane in the nose. Symptoms include a runny nose, sniffling, and postnasal drip.
  15. 15. -oma tumor, mass
  16. 16. A scintillating scotoma is a visual aura that usually precedes a migraine. During this phenomenon, a mass of flickering or fluctuating light obscures normal vision.
  17. 17. -opsy to view
  18. 18. When cancer is possibly detected, doctors will usually perform a biopsy and remove a small portion of the area in question to evaluate.
  19. 19. -gram record
  20. 20. An ECG, or electrocardiogram, is a visual record of electrical currents within the heart. It is used to diagnose possible heart conditions.
  21. 21. Hyperemia is: a. the study of blood disorders b. an abnormal increase of blood in any part of the body c. normal blood flow in any part of the body d. cancer of the blood answer:b
  22. 22. Arthralgia is: a. pain in the joints b. an inflammation of a joint c. restricted blood flow to a joint d. a visual record of the bone answer:a
  23. 23. Get a head start with Anatomy & Physiology. Available for: All the images and content are from Anatomy & Physiology, an app that visually and interactively engages users in the core concepts of an undergraduate A&P course. iPad | PC | Mac | Android | Windows Touch | Site License
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