benign prostatic hypertrophy

Definition / meaning of benign prostatic hypertrophy

A benign (not cancer) condition in which an overgrowth of prostate tissue pushes against the urethra and the bladder, blocking the flow of urine. Also called benign prostatic hyperplasia and BPH.

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