benign prostatic hypertrophy

Pronunciation: (beh-NINE prah-STA-tik hy-PER-troh-fee)

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.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Normal prostate and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). A normal prostate does not block the flow of urine from the bladder. An enlarged prostate presses on the bladder and urethra and blocks the flow of urine. Próstata normal e hiperplasia prostática benigna (HPB). Una próstata normal no obstruye el flujo de la orina desde la vejiga. El agrandamiento de la próstata ejerce presión sobre la vejiga y la uretra, y obstruye el flujo de la orina. Date last modified: 2009-03-20