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.

Nearby words

  1. benign juvenile melanoma,
  2. benign migratory glossitis,
  3. benign mucosal pemphigoid,
  4. benign myalgic encephalomyelitis,
  5. benign neglect,
  6. benign tumor,
  7. benignancy,
  8. benignant,
  9. benignantly,
  10. benignity

Origin of benign prostatic hyperplasia

First recorded in 1965–70

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Science 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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