male pattern baldness

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Related to Androgenic Hair Loss: male pattern baldness, female androgenic alopecia

baldness

 [bawld´nes]
total or partial loss or absence of hair, especially absence of the hair from the scalp; called also alopecia.
common baldness androgenetic alopecia; in men called common male baldness and in women called common female baldness.
male pattern baldness see androgenetic alopecia.

male pat·tern al·o·pe·ci·a

[MIM*109200]
the most common form of androgenic alopecia, seen in men as receding frontal and bilateral triangular temple hairlines, and a balding patch on the vertex, which may progress to complete alopecia; inheritance is autosomal dominant in males, recessive in females.

male pattern baldness

n.
Progressive loss of scalp hair in men that usually begins in early adulthood and characteristically leads to loss of hair on the crown and above the temples; androgenetic alopecia. Also called male pattern hair loss.
A popular term for androgenetic alopecia—thinning of hair induced by androgens—in genetically susceptible men and women, between age 12 to 40, which occurs in ± 50% of the general population. Male-pattern baldness is typical of ageing men
Racial differences White:Black, 4:1; White:Asian, 3:1
Management Finasteride, minoxidil

male pattern baldness

Androgenetic alopecia, androgenic hair loss, male-pattern hair loss Dermatology A popular term for androgenetic alopecia; MPB is typical of aging ♂; hair that once proudly waved o'er the crown, creeps south, eastward and westward, ne'er more to be seen Racial differences White:black, 4:1; white:Asian, 3:1. See Hair replacement.

male pat·tern al·o·pe·ci·a

, male pattern baldness (māl pat'ĕrn al'ō-pē'shē-ă, bawld-nĕs)
The most common form of androgenic alopecia, seen in men as receding frontal and bilateral triangular temple hair lines, and a balding patch on the vertex, which may progress to complete alopecia.

Patient discussion about male pattern baldness

Q. Do you know if Propecia can truly stop hair loss and even grow back hair. do you have any statistics about it? do you know if there are any side effects to this medication?

A. it does work but there is some side affects, as in E.D. while you are on the med.

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