anagen effluvium


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Related to anagen effluvium: Telogen effluvium

an·a·gen ef·flu·vi·um

sudden diffuse hair shedding with cancer chemotherapy or radiation, usually reversible when treatment ends.

an·a·gen ef·flu·vi·um

(an'ă-jen ĕ-flū'vē-ŭm)
Sudden diffuse hair shedding with cancer chemotherapy or radiation, usually reversible when treatment ends.
See also: telogen effluvium

effluvium

pl. effluvia [L.]
1. an outflowing or shedding, as of the hair.
2. an exhalation or emanation, especially one of noxious nature.

anagen effluvium
see anagen defluxion.