benign prostatic hyperplasia

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benign prostatic hyperplasia

n.
A nonmalignant enlargement of the prostate gland commonly occurring in men after the age of 50, and sometimes leading to compression of the urethra and obstruction of the flow of urine.
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Noun1.benign prostatic hyperplasia - enlarged prostate; appears to be part of the natural aging process
hyperplasia - abnormal increase in number of cells
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It is designed for use when surgical intervention is indicated for benign prostatic enlargement or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which affects approximately 60 percent of men age 60 or older.
In most cases, symptoms are caused by benign prostatic enlargement, or an infection.
CONTEXT: The urodynamic outcomes for alpha1-blockers (ABs) treatment in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms related to benign prostatic enlargement (LUTS/BPE) is a matter of debate.
The diagnosis of BPH is made on clinical basis by the presence of LUTS and benign prostatic enlargement and the absence of any other identifiable causes.
Systematic review and economic modelling of effectiveness and cost utility of surgical treatments for men with benign prostatic enlargement.
A drug called dutasteride has a useful role to play in preventing benign prostatic enlargement from getting any worse.
Confusingly the early symptoms of prostate cancer may be indistinguishable from those of benign prostatic enlargement.
The incidence of benign prostatic enlargement (BPE), as well as the presence of bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) increase with age, and these conditions are highly prevalent as early as beyond the fourth decade [1].
Usually, benign prostatic enlargement is diagnosed when men visit their physicians due to urinary problems prompted by prostate enlargement.

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