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