benign prostatic hyperplasia

noun

Definition of benign prostatic hyperplasia 

: enlargement of the prostate gland caused by a benign overgrowth of chiefly glandular tissue that occurs especially in some 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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NeoTract, which is privately held, sells UroLift System, a minimally invasive treatment for treating lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Roger Yu, USA TODAY, "Teleflex to buy urology treatment developer NeoTract in $1.1B deal," 5 Sep. 2017

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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benign prostatic hyperplasia

noun

Medical Definition of benign prostatic hyperplasia 

: 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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