benign prostatic hyperplasia
noun Date: 1968 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 urethraabbreviation BPH; called also benign prostatic hypertrophy

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  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia — (BPH) also known as nodular hyperplasia, benign prostatic hypertrophy (technically a misnomer) or benign enlargement of the prostate (BEP) refers to the increase in size of the prostate in middle aged and elderly men. To be accurate, the process… …   Wikipedia

  • benign prostatic hyperplasia — n adenomatous hyperplasia of the periurethral part of the prostate gland that occurs esp. in men over 50 years old and that tends to obstruct urination by constricting the urethra abbr. BPH called also benign prostatic hypertrophy * * * (BPH) age …   Medical dictionary

  • benign prostatic hyperplasia — noun enlarged prostate; appears to be part of the natural aging process • Syn: ↑BPH • Hypernyms: ↑hyperplasia * * * noun also benign prostatic hypertrophy : adenomatous hyperplasia of the periurethral part of the prostate gland that occurs… …   Useful english dictionary

  • benign prostatic hyperplasia — BPH. A benign (noncancerous) condition in which an overgrowth of prostate tissue pushes against the urethra and the bladder, blocking the flow of urine. Also called BPH and benign prostatic hypertrophy …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • benign prostatic hyperplasia — (BPH) see prostate gland …   Medical dictionary

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  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — A prostate problem that bothers men with age, BPH generally begins in a man s 30s, evolves slowly and only causes symptoms after 50. In BPH the normal elements of the prostate gland grow in size and number. Their sheer bulk may compress the… …   Medical dictionary

  • BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) — A prostate problem that bothers men with age, BPH generally begins in a man s 30s, evolves slowly and only causes symptoms after 50. In BPH the normal elements of the prostate gland grow in size and number. Their sheer bulk may compress the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) — Nonmalignant (noncancerous) enlargement of the prostate gland, a common occurrence in older men. It is also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (also abbreviated as BPH). BPH generally begins in a man s 30s, evolves slowly and only causes… …   Medical dictionary

  • benign prostatic hypertrophy — BPH. A benign (noncancerous) condition in which an overgrowth of prostate tissue pushes against the urethra and the bladder, blocking the flow of urine. Also called BPH and benign prostatic hyperplasia …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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