from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of the prostate gland.

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  • n. Inflammation of the prostrate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of the prostate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inflammation of the prostate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of the prostate gland characterized by perineal pain and irregular urination and (if severe) chills and fever


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  • Your doctor will want to know whether you have ever been diagnosed with any noncancerous condition of the prostate, such as prostatitis


  • If you have tenderness, it could indicate a problem, such as prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate).


  • "When the prostate becomes inflamed or enlarged-and that's called prostatitis, when it does-it clamps down on the urethra" - I narrowed the circle of my fingers - "cutting off the flow of urine.

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  • He's an old man, half deaf, with sore joints, recurrent pneumonia, hay fever, grippe, chronic cystitis, maybe prostatitis, maybe cancerare they dragging him halfway around the globe just to toy with him?

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  • The examining doctor spotted some cysts, or fluid-filled masses, in his prostate area, and also some calcification, signs of prostatitis that Dr. Drew was aware he had.

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  • Drew was getting a more detailed ultrasound exam, because he had a history of both a high PSA and prostatitis.

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  • Elevated PSA levels may indicate prostate cancer or a noncancerous condition such as prostatitis, or an enlarged prostate.

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  • The doc shared with me that this man had chronic prostatitis, and that could be what the back ache was from.

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  • My concerns about prostatitis were banished and I also worked up the nerve to get that frilly little frock I had been eyeing and


  • He died there on April 4, 1972 at the age of 63, from acute prostatitis, according to contemporary newspaper accounts.

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