male pattern baldness


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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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Additionally, in those with male pattern baldness, the [PO.
Those at the back and sides of the head are often immune, giving rise to the 'monk's crown' characteristic of male pattern baldness.
We already knew that nearly $1 billion was spent on menopause hormone therapy during its heyday, but our eyes were opened when we learned that even more is spent each year on male pattern baldness.
All study participants were asked to report any personal history of prostate cancer and their fathers' histories of the same, and to describe their balding pattern at ages 20, 30, and 40 along with their fathers', using a set of four images adapted from the Hamilton-Norwood scale of male pattern baldness.
23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Samumed, LLC, a leader in tissue regeneration, announced today the completion of a Phase II clinical trial for its potential treatment of androgenetic alopecia (AGA), commonly known as male pattern baldness.
The study raises the possibility that drugs known as JAK inhibitors could be used to restore hair growth in multiple forms of hair loss such as that induced by male pattern baldness, and additional types that occur when hair follicles are trapped in a resting state.
STYLE is Kerastem's phase II randomized, blinded, and controlled investigation of Kerastem Therapy in early stage female and male pattern baldness.
Studies show that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, mostly due to male pattern baldness.
Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, affects around half of all men in their lifetime.
Androgenic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness, is a common disorder affecting almost 50 per cent of men.
There are many different reasons for hair loss, the most common being male pattern baldness, which can be inherited.
Apparently he's had two hair transplants to remedy his male pattern baldness and he's looking good.