Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

(Science: urology) 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

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