Definition of Benign prostatic hyperplasia

1. Noun. Enlarged prostate; appears to be part of the natural aging process.

Exact synonyms: Bph
Generic synonyms: Hyperplasia

Medical Definition of Benign prostatic hyperplasia

1. A benign enlargement of the prostate gland begins normally after age 50 years probably secondary to the effects of male hormones. If significant enlargement occurs, it may pinch off te urethra making urination difficult or impossible. See: urinary retention. Origin: Gr. Plassein = to form (06 Aug 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

benign lymphadenosis
benign lymphocytoma cutis
benign lymphoepithelial lesion
benign lymphoma of the rectum
benign mesothelioma
benign migratory glossitis
benign myalgic encephalomyelitis
benign nasal tumour
benign neonatal convulsions
benign nephrosclerosis
benign paroxysmal peritonitis
benign paroxysmal postural vertigo
benign positional vertigo
benign prostatic hyperplasia (current term)
benign prostatic hypertrophy
benign pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy
benign stupor
benign tertian malaria
benign tetanus
benign tumor
benign tumors
benign tumour

Literary usage of Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Urine samples were then obtained for 54 additional patients (most being evaluated for benign prostatic hyperplasia) whose selection was based on their ..."

2. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"benign prostatic hyperplasia Definition and Clinical Manifestations Benign ... Five different histological types of benign prostatic hyperplasia have been ..."

3. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Semjonow A, Hamm M, Rathert P, Hertle L. Prostate-specific antigen corrected for prostate volume improves differentiation of benign prostatic hyperplasia ..."

4. Costs And Effectiveness Of Prostate Cancer Screening In Elderly Menby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"quire transrectal resection of the prostate (TURP) for progressive benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This analysis assumes that radical prostatectomy ..."

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