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benign prostatic hyperplasia

noun

Medical Definition of benign prostatic hyperplasia

  1. :  adenomatous hyperplasia of the periurethral part of the prostate gland that occurs especially in men over 50 years old and that tends to obstruct urination by constricting the urethra—abbreviation BPH; called also benign prostatic hypertrophy




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