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Having no hair, or a decrease in the amount of hair of the scalp.
[M.E. balled]


adj. balder, baldest
Lacking hair on the head.

bald′ly adv.
bald′ness n.


1. loss of hair, see alopecia.
2. in cattle and horses used to describe an animal with a white face. Called also baldy.

bald faced
a horse with a blaze and a snip into a nostril conjoined.
bald thighs syndrome
a condition of unknown cause occurring in racing Greyhounds about four weeks after commencing a training program. There is complete alopecia with no other abnormality of the skin on the caudolateral aspects of the thighs and sometimes also in the axilla and on the ventrolateral aspects of the chest.

Patient discussion about bald

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?

A. any one of them can, you need to ask your pharmacist about it

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?

A. Sorry but Yes. Most chemotherapy drugs that will be used do have the side effect of hair loss. However, this will only be temporary and your hair will grow back, probably even better than before! This is just a minor setback, not to be concerned about it..

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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org), the first discussion about using the bald eagle as a symbol of our nation took place shortly after the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
In 2011, I recovered 2 radio-collared (VHF) fawns on Prince of Wales Island that I suspected succumbed from Bald Eagle predation.
But my thought on it was, even if it's a great treatment and a full head of hair is the result, you were once bald and everyone you know knows it too.
Bald then had to make a good save to deny Malonga, with Jonny Fairbairn making a good clearance with a diving header.
The refuge has more than 250 species of birds that nest there, and the bald eagles have a secluded area that limits large numbers of observers.
Bald eagles, however, scrap with each other, and share the bait with large numbers of common ravens.
With a white head and tail, and larger than most other birds, it can only be the bald eagle.
WHIP off that hat and ditch the hairpiece - because this Tuesday is Be Bald And Free Day.
Recently, the new Bald Eagle design won a contest on the company's Facebook page and is now available for public purchase.