[pros-tuh-tiz-uh m]


symptoms of prostate disorder, especially obstructed urination, arising from benign enlargement or chronic disease of the prostate gland.

Origin of prostatism

First recorded in 1895–1900; prostate + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

prostatism in Medicine




A disorder characterized by decreased force of urination and dysuria, usually resulting from enlargement of the prostate gland.
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