alopecia medicamentosa


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Related to alopecia medicamentosa: alopecia congenitalis

al·o·pe·ci·a me·di·ca·men·to·sa

diffuse hair loss, most notably of the scalp, caused by administration of various types of drugs (for example, cancer chemotherapeutic agents).

al·o·pe·ci·a me·di·ca·men·to·sa

(al-ō-pē'shē-ă med-i-kă-men-tō'să)
Diffuse hair loss, most notably of the scalp, attributable to prescribed drugs.

alopecia medicamentosa

Loss of hair as a result of medical treatment, esp. treatment with drugs used in chemotherapy for cancer.
See also: alopecia