benign prostatic hyperplasia

benign prostatic hyperplasia

noun
a benign condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged due to an increase in the number of prostatic cells, usually affecting the flow of urine.

Origin:
1965–70

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benign prostatic hyperplasia   (hī'pər-plā'zhə)  Pronunciation Key 
Benign enlargement of the prostate gland commonly occurring in men after the age of 50, and sometimes causing compression of the urethra and obstruction of urine flow.
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