Prelly Cummings<br />Medical Terminology<br />12H - Suffixes<br />
-PLEGIA<br />Suffix meaning paralysis or a stroke<br />
Cardioplegia<br />Paralysis of the heart, as may be done electively in stopping the heart during cardiac surgery. <br />Ca...
Hemiplegia<br />Paralysis of one side of the body. From hemi- (half) + plege (a blow, stroke).<br />
Quadriplegia<br />Paralysis of all four limbs, both arms and both legs, as from a high spinal cord accident or stroke. <br />
-PHASIA<br />Suffix meaning<br />speech<br />
Aphasia<br />Condition characterized by either partial or total loss of the ability to communicate verbally or using writt...
-ESTHESIA<br />Suffix meaning<br />sensation, feeling <br />
Anesthesia<br />condition of having sensation (including the feeling of pain) blocked or temporarily taken away<br />a rev...
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  1. 1. Prelly Cummings<br />Medical Terminology<br />12H - Suffixes<br />
  2. 2. -PLEGIA<br />Suffix meaning paralysis or a stroke<br />
  3. 3. Cardioplegia<br />Paralysis of the heart, as may be done electively in stopping the heart during cardiac surgery. <br />Cardioplegia may be done using chemicals, cold (cryocardioplegia) or electrical stimulation.<br />
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  5. 5. Hemiplegia<br />Paralysis of one side of the body. From hemi- (half) + plege (a blow, stroke).<br />
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  7. 7. Quadriplegia<br />Paralysis of all four limbs, both arms and both legs, as from a high spinal cord accident or stroke. <br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. -PHASIA<br />Suffix meaning<br />speech<br />
  10. 10. Aphasia<br />Condition characterized by either partial or total loss of the ability to communicate verbally or using written words.<br />
  11. 11. -ESTHESIA<br />Suffix meaning<br />sensation, feeling <br />
  12. 12. Anesthesia<br />condition of having sensation (including the feeling of pain) blocked or temporarily taken away<br />a reversible lack of awareness<br />
  13. 13. Thank you…<br />

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