benign prostatic hyperplasia

noun
variants: or benign prostatic hypertrophy

Definition of benign prostatic hyperplasia

: enlargement of the prostate gland caused by a benign overgrowth of chiefly glandular tissue that occurs especially in men over 50 years old and that tends to obstruct urination by constricting the urethra abbreviation BPH

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of benign prostatic hyperplasia

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Benign prostatic hyperplasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benign%20prostatic%20hyperplasia. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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benign prostatic hyperplasia

noun
variants: or benign prostatic hypertrophy

Medical Definition of benign prostatic hyperplasia

: benign proliferation of the epithelial and stromal cells of the prostate gland chiefly in the periurethral zone that is marked by enlargement of the prostate gland and obstruction of the flow of urine and that occurs especially in men over 50 years old abbreviation BPH

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