-ology, -logy, -ologist, -logist
(Greek: a suffix meaning: to talk, to speak; a branch of knowledge; any science or academic field that ends in -ology which is a variant of -logy; a person who speaks in a certain manner; someone who deals with certain topics or subjects)
The word -ology is a back-formation from the names of certain disciplines. The -logy element basically means "the study of ____". Such words are formed from Greek or Latin roots with the terminal -logy derived from the Greek suffix -λογια (-logia), speaking, from λεγειν (legein), "to speak".
The suffix -ology is considered to be misleading sometimes as when the "o" is actually part of the word stem that receives the -logy ending; such as, bio + logy.
Through the years -ology and -logy have come to mean, "study of" or "science of" and either of these suffixes often utilize the form of -ologist, "one who (whatever the preceding element refers to)".
The examples shown in this unit represent just a small fraction of the many words that exist in various dictionaries.
The electrodiagnostic technologist takes a patient's history; applies adequate recording electrodes and uses optimal EEG (electroencephalograph), EP (evoked potential or a test of nerve response that uses electrodes placed on the scalp to measure brain reaction to a stimulus such as a touch), and PSG (polysomnogram or the recording of the monitoring of relevant normal and abnormal physiological activity during sleep) techniques; and documents the clinical conditions of patients.
2. A branch of physiology that studies the relationship between electric phenomena and bodily processes.
3. The study of the electrical properties of living tissue.
4. The electric activity associated with a bodily part or function; such as, the effects of electrical stimulation on tissues, the production of electric currents by organs and tissues, and the therapeutic use of electric currents.
5. A branch of physiology concerned with determining the basic mechanisms by which electric currents are generated within living organisms.
6. The physiological production of electric phenomena in the normal human body.
2. Someone who studies the flow of fluids under the influence of electric fields.
2. The way in which fluid flow is influenced by an electric field.
2. The technological use of electric power.
3. A branch of engineering concerned with the practical applications of electricity in all its forms, including those of electronics.
Electrotechnology deals with wire and radio communication, the stored-program electronic computer, radar, and automatic control systems.