benign prostatic hyperplasia

noun

Definition of benign prostatic hyperplasia

  1. :  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

1968

First Known Use of benign prostatic hyperplasia

1968


Medical Dictionary

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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