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  1. Prostate enlargement Prostate enlargement
    Prostate enlargement: Most prostatic enlargement is due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a problem that bothers men increasingly with advancing age. The process of BPH generally begins in a man's 30s, evolves very slowly and usually causes symptoms only after he has passed the half-century mar...
  2. Prostate gland Prostate gland
    Prostate gland: A gland within the male reproductive system that is located just below the bladder. Chestnut shaped, the prostate surrounds the beginning of the urethra, the canal that empties the bladder. The prostate is actually not one but many glands, 30-50 in number, between which is abundant...
  3. Prostate specific antigen Prostate specific antigen
    Prostate specific antigen: Widely known as PSA. See: PSA....
  4. Prostate, nodular hyperplasia Prostate, nodular hyperplasia
    Prostate, nodular hyperplasia: See: Benign prostatic hyperplasia....
  5. Prostatectomy Prostatectomy
    Prostatectomy: The surgical removal of the prostate gland....
  6. Prostatectomy, perineal Prostatectomy, perineal
    Prostatectomy, perineal: See: Perineal prostatectomy....
  7. Prostatectomy, radical Prostatectomy, radical
    Prostatectomy, radical: See: Radical prostatectomy....
  8. Prostatectomy, retropubic Prostatectomy, retropubic
    Prostatectomy, retropubic: See: Retropubic prostatectomy....
  9. Prostatic acid phosphatase Prostatic acid phosphatase
    Prostatic acid phosphatase: (PAP) An enzyme that is normally present only in small amounts in the blood, but that may be found at higher levels in some patients with prostate cancer, especially if the cancer has spread beyond the prostate. However, blood levels may also be elevated in patients who h...
  10. Prostatic hyperplasia, benign Prostatic hyperplasia, benign
    Prostatic hyperplasia, benign: See: Benign prostatic hyperplasia....
  11. Prostatic hypertrophy, benign Prostatic hypertrophy, benign
    Prostatic hypertrophy, benign: See: Benign prostatic hyperplasia....
  12. Prostatitis Prostatitis
    Prostatitis: Inflammation of the prostate gland, a very common health concern, accounting for up to 25% of all medical office visits by young and middle-age men for problems relating to the genital and urinary systems. The prostate is a small organ about the size of a walnut that is situated be...
  13. Prostatitis, acute bacterial Prostatitis, acute bacterial
    Prostatitis, acute bacterial: Inflammation of the prostate gland of sudden (acute) onset due to bacterial infection. The symptoms include chills, fever, pain in the lower back and genital area, body aches, burning or painful urination, and the frequent and urgent need to urinate. The urinary tract i...
  14. Prostatitis, chronic bacterial Prostatitis, chronic bacterial
    Prostatitis, chronic bacterial: Longstanding bacterial infection of the prostate gland superimposed on a defect in the prostate. (The prostate is a small organ below the bladder which surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine down from the bladder.) The symptoms can include low back pa...
  15. Prostatitis, nonbacterial Prostatitis, nonbacterial
    Prostatitis, nonbacterial: Inflammation of the prostate not due to bacterial infection. The prostate is a walnut-sized organ below the male bladder that surrounds the urethra and contributes fluid to the semen. Nonbacterial prostatitis is typically a chronic, painful disease. The symptoms (including...