benign prostatic hyperplasia


noun

a benign condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged due to an increase in the number of prostatic cells, usually affecting the flow of urine.

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Origin of benign prostatic hyperplasia

First recorded in 1965–70
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Medical definitions for benign prostatic hyperplasia

benign prostatic hyperplasia

n.

A nonmalignant enlargement of the prostate gland commonly occurring in men after the age of 50, and sometimes leading to compression of the urethra and obstruction of the flow of urine.
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Scientific definitions for benign prostatic hyperplasia

benign prostatic hyperplasia
[ hī′pər-plāzhə ]

Benign enlargement of the prostate gland commonly occurring in men after the age of 50, and sometimes causing compression of the urethra and obstruction of urine flow.
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