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baldness/bald·ness/ (bawld´nes) alopecia, especially of the scalp.
baldnessA general term for hairlessness of the head.
• Male pattern baldness—hair loss at the front and vertex;
• Alopecia areata—patchy hair loss;
• Alopecia capitis totalis—total hair loss on the head.
baldnessPremature hair loss. Male baldness is common and is thought to be due to an AUTOSOMAL gene that behaves in a DOMINANT manner in males and in a RECESSIVE MANNER in females. This is called a sex-influenced trait. See also ALOPECIA.
Patient discussion about baldness
Q. What medications cause hair loss? I have RA, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, allergies and depression for which I take medication. Which of these cause hair loss?
Q. Will my hair fall off if I have leukemia? I was diagnosed with ALL and I have to pass on a series of chemotherapy treatments, will my hair fall off? What are the side effects of chemotherapy?
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?