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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